Chasing Portraits

A Great-Granddaughter's Quest for Her Lost Art Legacy
Product Number: EB00629371
Released: Sep 06, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101987681
Publisher: Berkley
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The memoir of one woman's emotional quest to find the art of her Polish-Jewish great-grandfather, lost during World War II. Moshe Rynecki's body of work reached close to eight hundred paintings and sculptures before his life came to a tragic end. It was his great-granddaughter Elizabeth who sought to rediscover his legacy, setting upon a journey to seek out what had been lost but never forgotten The everyday lives of the Polish-Jewish community depicted in Moshe Rynecki's paintings simply blended into the background of Elizabeth Rynecki's life when she was growing up. But the art transformed from familiar to extraordinary in her eyes after her grandfather, Moshe's son George, left behind journals detailing the loss her ancestors had endured during World War II, including Moshe's art. Knowing that her family had only found a small portion of Moshe's art, and that many more pieces remained to be found, Elizabeth set out to find them. Before Moshe was deported to the ghetto, he entrusted his work to friends who would keep it safe. After he was killed in the Majdanek concentration camp, the art was dispersed all over the world. With the help of historians, curators, and admirers of Moshe's work, Elizabeth began the incredible and difficult task of rebuilding his collection. Spanning three decades of Elizabeth's life and three generations of her family, this touching memoir is a compelling narrative of the richness of one man's art, the devastation of war, and one woman's unexpected path to healing.

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Author(s): Elizabeth Rynecki
Original Publish Date: Sep 06, 2016

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Author(s): Elizabeth Rynecki
Narrator(s): Randye Kaye
Product Number DD25876
Released: Sep 06, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515907183
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Author(s): Elizabeth Rynecki
Narrator(s): Randye Kaye
Product Number Z100116712
Released: Sep 06, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515927181

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