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"The Secret Life of Sunflowers"

Presented by Author, Marta Molnar

2024-03-12 19:00:00 2024-03-12 20:00:00 America/New_York "The Secret Life of Sunflowers" Vincent had sold only one painting. How then can Vincent’s posthumous fame be explained? Vincent and the world owe it all to a woman named Jo van Gogh-Bonger. Without Jo, there could be no Vincent. Explore From Home - Virtual AS 1

Tuesday, March 12
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-03-12 19:00:00 2024-03-12 20:00:00 America/New_York "The Secret Life of Sunflowers" Vincent had sold only one painting. How then can Vincent’s posthumous fame be explained? Vincent and the world owe it all to a woman named Jo van Gogh-Bonger. Without Jo, there could be no Vincent. Explore From Home - Virtual AS 1

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Vincent had sold only one painting. How then can Vincent’s posthumous fame be explained? Vincent and the world owe it all to a woman named Jo van Gogh-Bonger. Without Jo, there could be no Vincent.

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March is Women's History Month.

When Hollywood auctioneer Emsley Wilson finds her famous grandmother's diary while cleaning out her New York brownstone, the pages are full of surprises. The first surprise is the diary isn't her grandmother's. It belongs to Johanna Bonger, Vincent van Gogh's sister-in-law.
Johanna inherited Vincent van Gogh's paintings. They were all she had, and they weren't worth anything. She was a 28-year-old widow with a baby in the 1800's, without any means of supporting herself, living in Paris where she barely spoke the language.

Yet, she managed to introduce Vincent's legacy to the world.

Presenter: Marta Molnar is the author of the dual-timeline women's fiction novel "The Secret Life of the Sunflowers" about Vincent van Gogh's inspirational sister-in-law Johanna Bonger.

Marta is an avid art history enthusiast and a self-taught artist. She studied writing at Seton Hill University and Harvard University, lived around the world, then settled down in the Northeast United States where she currently writes in her version of Monet's garden. Marta is also the "USA Today" and "New York Times" bestselling author of over sixty novels of suspense, romance, and epic fantasy under the pen name Dana Marton. Writing as Dana Marton, she's the recipient of the Rita Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, and was a quarter finalist for the BookLife Prize.

At the conclusion of the program please feel free to take a brief online survey here:
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AGE GROUP: | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual | History | Author Talk | Arts & Culture |

TAGS: | Women's History Month | #WomensHistoryMonth |

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