For Mother’s Day, here’s a question about Edith Sophia Lieber Vonnegut, Kurt’s mother.
Q: During the Great Depression, Kurt’s mother Edith tried to earn money through which creative endeavor?
a) Fiction writing
b) Landscape Painting
c) Portrait Painting
d) Playing cello in the Indianapolis orchestra
Check back next week for the answer. The correct response to our last question is A – The Holiday Inn is the setting for a pivotal scene in Breakfast of Champions.
Here’s a rare of clip of Kurt discussing his artwork in an October 2000 interview with Donald Friedman.
Readers interested in Vonnegut’s art should pick up a copy of Kurt Vonnegut Drawings, which featured contributions from Vonnegut scholar Peter Reed and Kurt’s daughter, Nanette.