Paintings of Jewish life in prewar Poland at The Reutlinger Community

A new exhibit at the Jewish Heritage Museum at The Reutlinger Community in Danville features reproductions of famed Polish artist Moshe Rynecki’s paintings of prewar Jewish life in Warsaw.

Oakland resident Elizabeth Rynecki, the artist’s great-granddaughter, discovered the journals of Moshe’s son George after his death, which inspired her to write a book called “Chasing Portraits: A Great-Granddaughter’s Quest for Her Lost Art Legacy.” She also produced a documentary film released in 2018.


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