Odessa played a special role in the life of Nurenberg. Here he studied, became an artist, started social activities, and got fond of Revolution. Nurenberg regularly traveled to Odessa, which is visibly traced in his work. Even the passion for Paris was linked to Odessa in his reputation of «Odessa Parisian».
Under the influence of Odessa and of the French marine painters, seascapes were always integrated in Nurenberg’s creative interests. In early works, they expressed dreams of oversea journeys and miraculous countries. Later Nurenberg often put water expanse behind a bar of trees, as if calling to escape. In Odessa, he painted everything connected with water: the quay, port, Primorsky Boulevard, beaches. He often made expressive still lives with fishes.
The Odessa Art Museum exhibits Nurenberg’s picture «Bathers» (1915). Nurenberg’s Odessa motifs are also represented in the Tretyakov Gallery. It is noteworthy that the first exhibition, and his last lifetime personal exhibition in 1963 took place just in Odessa.