Fox Cities Book Festival 2017: October 9th - October 15th

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Chasing Portraits: A Great-Granddaughter’s Quest for Her Lost Art Legacy

October 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free

Elizabeth Rynecki is the great-granddaughter of the late Polish-Jewish artist, Moshe Rynecki (1881-1943), who perished in the Holocaust. Her memoir, Chasing Portraits: A Great-Granddaughter’s Quest for Her Lost Art Legacy, was published in 2016 and immediately reviewed in the New York Times. For many years after his death, Moshe Rynecki’s family believed that most of his oeuvre—close to eight hundred paintings and sculptures depicting the lives of the Polish-Jewish community in the interwar years—had been lost. After her grandfather (Moshe’s son) passed away, Elizabeth made it her mission to revive her great-grandfather’s legacy and to track and reconstitute many of his lost works around the world.

 

Details

Date:
October 9
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Type:

Venue

Address:
Appleton Public Library
225 N. Oneida St.
Appleton, WI 54911 United States
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Phone:
(920) 832-6173
Website:
http://www.apl.org/