kanekoChasing Portraits at the 92Y

Tuesday – 28 February 2017


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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

– See more at: http://www.92y.org/Event/Recovering-a-Lost-Art-Legacy.aspx#sthash.SVsPMmdd.dpuf