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The Resource Chasing portraits : a great-granddaughter's quest for her lost art legacy, Elizabeth Rynecki

Chasing portraits : a great-granddaughter's quest for her lost art legacy, Elizabeth Rynecki

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Chasing portraits : a great-granddaughter's quest for her lost art legacy
Title
Chasing portraits
Title remainder
a great-granddaughter's quest for her lost art legacy
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Rynecki
Title variation
Chasing portraits
Title variation remainder
a great-granddaughters quest for her lost art legacy
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • "I am uniquely situated to tell the Chasing Portraits story. I grew up surrounded by my great-grandfather's paintings. I studied his art and learned to discern his ethnographic and impressionistic documentation style of Polish-Jewish life from a young age. For more than fifteen years I have researched and written about Moshe's work to make the archival information, history, and narrative connections come alive. Over the past several years, there has been a lot of publicity about lost and looted art from the Nazi era. While much of the recent interest centers around the astronomical value of famous artworks both lost and found, there are much greater numbers of lesser known pieces that vanished during the war, and each has its own tale to tell. Chasing Portraits seeks to tell one of those stories in order to share the rich history in the scenes my great-grandfather painted as well as what the paintings themselves represent as survivors"--
Summary
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
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Biography type
individual biography
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10528259
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Rynecki, Elizabeth
Dewey number
  • 700.92
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Rynecki, Moshe
  • Rynecki, Moshe
  • Rynecki, Moshe
  • Jewish artists
  • Art, Polish
  • Jews in art
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • HISTORY / Jewish
  • HISTORY / Holocaust
  • Art appreciation
  • Art, Polish
  • Jewish artists
  • Jews in art
  • Poland
Target audience
adult
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a great-granddaughter's quest for her lost art legacy
Label
Chasing portraits : a great-granddaughter's quest for her lost art legacy, Elizabeth Rynecki
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-385)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
A Jewish girl should know -- The trouble with Moshe -- Paintings -- Defying Hitler -- Displaced -- Italy -- Legacy -- Cultural assets--lost art -- A loan request -- Gifting Moshe's paintings -- Serendipity -- Toronto, Canada -- University of Toronto -- Schneid Archive -- Poland -- The Jewish Historical Institute -- A tour of POLIN -- Majdanek -- Kazimierz Dolny -- Playing ball -- Roadblocks -- A shared heritage -- Looking forward
Control code
ocn933271541
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 385 pages
Isbn
9781101987667
Lccn
2016012588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)933271541
Label
Chasing portraits : a great-granddaughter's quest for her lost art legacy, Elizabeth Rynecki
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-385)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Jewish girl should know -- The trouble with Moshe -- Paintings -- Defying Hitler -- Displaced -- Italy -- Legacy -- Cultural assets--lost art -- A loan request -- Gifting Moshe's paintings -- Serendipity -- Toronto, Canada -- University of Toronto -- Schneid Archive -- Poland -- The Jewish Historical Institute -- A tour of POLIN -- Majdanek -- Kazimierz Dolny -- Playing ball -- Roadblocks -- A shared heritage -- Looking forward
Control code
ocn933271541
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 385 pages
Isbn
9781101987667
Lccn
2016012588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)933271541

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