Moshe Rynecki’s body of art work, which depicted the everyday lives of the Polish-Jewish community, reached close to eight hundred paintings and sculptures before his life came to a tragic end.
His son George left behind journals detailing the losses the family endured during WWII, including Moshe’s art. Elizabeth Rynecki, George’s granddaughter, knowing that her family had only found a portion of Moshe’s art, set off on a quest to recover the lost art. She tells her story of the devastation of war and of the healing she found as she set out to find her great-grandfather’s lost art legacy.
Elizabeth Rynecki is the great-granddaughter of the Polish-Jewish artist, Moshe Rynecki (1881-1943). In 1999, Elizabeth designed the original Moshe Rynecki: Portrait of a Life in Art website. Today, she continually updates it to keep it current regarding academic research, educational resources and tracking lost Rynecki paintings. Elizabeth has a BA in Rhetoric from Bates College and a Master’s Degree in Rhetoric and Speech Communications from UC Davis.
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Chasing Portraits: A Great-Grandaughter's Quest for her Lost Art Legacy
Date: Tue, Feb 28, 2017, 12 pm
Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
Price: from $25.00
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