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Chasing Portraits (Digital Audiobook)

A Great-Granddaughter's Quest for Her Lost Art Legacy

By Elizabeth Rynecki, Randye Kaye (Narrator)

Publication Date: September 5, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (9/6/2016)
MP3 CD (9/6/2016)
Hardcover (9/6/2016)

Description

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.


About the Author

Randye Kaye is an accomplished voice talent, actress, singer, broadcaster, and author. She received a Listen-Up Award nomination and starred reviews for Ben Behind His Voices, which she also wrote, bringing together the various facets of her career. She lives in Trumbull, Connecticut, where she voices everything from commercials to cartoons when the family remembers to be quiet.