Skip to main content

Listen

Read

Watch

Schedules

Programs

Events

Give

Account

Donation Heart Ribbon

SPECIAL COVERAGE: Living With Wildfires: San Diego Firestorm 10 Years Later

San Diego Writer On Mission To Find Missing Van Gogh

Image of Vincent Van Gogh's Still Life: Vase with Oleanders, made in 1888. Th...

Above: Image of Vincent Van Gogh's Still Life: Vase with Oleanders, made in 1888. The work's location is unknown.

Guest

Lynne Kennedy, Author, Deadly Provenance

Transcript

They say art mirrors life. But something of the reverse is happening for San Diego mystery author Lynne Kennedy.

Kennedy's fascination with the story of a lost Vincent Van Gogh painting formed the basis of her latest novel, Deadly Provenance.

The painting in question,"Still Life: Vase with Oleanders," is believed to have been looted by the Nazis during World War II.

In her book Kennedy finds a fictional solution to the missing painting. But in real life it's still nowhere to be found. She hopes her work will re-energize the search.

As the former science director of San Diego's Ruben H. Fleet Science Center, Kennedy is tapping into her contacts in the museum community and says she's searching through archives and records to get to the bottom of this mystery.

Want more KPBS news?
Find us on Twitter and Facebook, or subscribe to our newsletters.

To view PDF documents, Download Acrobat Reader.