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Reward Offered for Stolen Paintings from Virginia College

By: Carlos Vergara Email
By: Carlos Vergara Email

May 22, 2010

Roanoke College is offering a reward to anyone who can help find three paintings that were stolen from a school building.

The paintings of President John F. Kennedy, civil-rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. and Nazi leader Adolf Hitler were part of a series called "The Movers and the Shakers" by the late George Solonevich, a painter who settled in Roanoke County after living under three dictatorships. They were reported missing April 9.

School officials sent a campus wide e-mail offering a "significant monetary reward" for the paintings' return.

Solonevich's daughter, Ulita Taliaferro, estimates that each painting could sell for $10,000. When Solonevich donated them in 2000, three years before he died, each was estimated at $2,400.

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