The art of Arthur Szyk

Arthur Szyk (1894 – 1951) was an artist who worked as a book illustrator and political commentator. Arthur Szyk was born into a Jewish family in Łódź, a part of Poland then under Russian rule. From 1921, he lived in France and Poland, and in 1937 he moved to the United Kingdom. In 1940, he settled permanently in the United States.

Arthur Szyk became a renowned artist and book illustrator …Szyk’s work is characterized by social and political commitment, and its rejection of modernism; instead he draws on the traditions of medieval and renaissance painting, especially illuminated manuscripts. Many of his works about Judaism are famous in the Jewish community.

(text adapted from Wikipedia)

The artwork of Arthur Zzyk

Hillel The Elder

 

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