Imagine a generational puzzle which a Great-Granddaughter tries to solve. Elizabeth Rynecki tries to gain knowledge by searching continents, finding remnants and listening to stories passed down from a community in wartime Warsaw, Poland.
Moshe Rynecki was a prolific painter of daily and religious life in his beloved Warsaw. His work was the caliber of other Jewish artists who fled to Paris during the war. They not only survived but so did their artwork. Moshe painted more than 800 works reflecting components of the Jewish community and culture before dividing the lot amongst……well, that is the mystery and puzzle Great-Granddaughter Elizabeth has been uncovering.
Her Great Grandfather did not survive the Holocaust.
Using social media she has re-created Moshe’s work in a most unique way. And her new film Chasing Portraits highlights his life, times and artwork. Although most of Moshe Rynecki’s paintings show Jewish Faith, Family & Community, and Men Working, Elizabeth has uncovered a lot of paintings that show Women doing daily tasks and being whimsical.
Elizabeth Rynecki will be speaking about her work at Temple Beth El, 3233 T Street, in Eureka, CA on September 14 from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm.
For more information regarding Elizabeth Rynecki projects you can visit:
www.rynecki.org or #DrawArt: A Great Granddaughter’s Perspective
To listen to and/or download Brenda’s conversation with Elizabeth Rynecki click the following link: 9-8-2014 Brenda_Elizabeth Rynecki