[This is a partial listing of Chasing Portraits news coverage. For a complete coverage, please visit this media page.]
Newspaper and Magazine Articles
A ‘Moral Imperative’ to Recover a Lost Art Legacy (New York Times, August 2016)
‘Chasing Portraits’ recounts journey into lost world (J, the Jewish news weekly of Northern California, September 2016)
A Search From the Heart (The Australian Jewish News, August 2015) (PDF)
Lost and Found is the Arts feature about the Chasing Portraits project. (Hadassah Magazine, April/May 2015)
A Lost World, on Canvas: Oakland Woman Reclaims Her Great-Grandfather’s Legacy (J, the Jewish news weekly of Northern California, January 2015) (PDF)
The Quest for Paintings from a Lost Jewish World (Times of Israel, January 2014) (PDF)
Artworks Lost in Nazi Era at Heart of Hunt (San Francisco Chronicle, January 2014) (PDF)
Search for Lost Pre-WWII Art Bears Fruit in Toronto (Canadian Jewish News, October 2013) (PDF)
Blog Interviews and Profiles
Elizabeth Rynecki on Chasing Portraits of pre-Holocaust Jewish Poland (Laurel Zuckerman’s Paris Weblog, October 2016)
Q&A with Elizabeth Rynecki (Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb, September 2016)
Radio and Podcast Interviews
The Jewish Hour with Rabbi Finman (May 2017)
KERA’s Think interview with Krys Boyd (March 2017)
Capital Public Radio with Beth Ruyak (November 2016)
KHSU radio interview: Brenda Starr Welcomes Filmmaker & Archivist Elizabeth Rynecki Discussing The Quest For Her Great-Grandfather’s Lost Art Legacy From Holocaust Poland (listen). 8 September 2014.
Essays & Articles by Elizabeth Rynecki
Jewish Heir Searching for Lost Family Art (Huffington Post, April 2014) (PDF)
Lost, Forgotten, Looted, or Destroyed: A Great-Granddaughter’s Search for her Art Legacy. (pp. 107–110) The Journal of Art Crime. Spring 2013 (volume 9)
Uncomment: Elizabeth Rynecki on a Lost Chance (p. 16) The Museums Association Museums Journal. Issue 113/11. November 2013.
About Author and Documentary Film Producer, Elizabeth Rynecki
Elizabeth is the great-granddaughter of the Polish-Jewish artist, Moshe Rynecki (1881–1943). She grew up with his paintings prominently displayed on the walls of her family home and understood from an early age that the art connected her to a legacy from “the old country,” Poland. In 1999 Elizabeth designed the original Moshe Rynecki: Portrait of a Life in Art website. She continues to update it with academic research, educational resources, and information about lost Rynecki paintings. Elizabeth has a BA in Rhetoric from Bates College (’91) and a Master’s degree in Rhetoric and Speech Communication from UC Davis (’94). She wrote her Master’s thesis about children of Holocaust survivors, the second generation.
As the producer of the documentary Chasing Portraits, Elizabeth is an in-demand speaker whose project has been covered by the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Times of Israel, Hadassah Magazine, Canadian Jewish News, JWeekly, and more. She has lectured across North America [see previous events here]. Her online social media presence includes a blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.