Visu­al Arts

Arthur Szyk Pre­served: Insti­tu­tion­al Col­lec­tions of Orig­i­nal Art

  • From the Publisher
March 30, 2022

An essen­tial ref­er­ence guide for learn­ing where Arthur Szyk’s pub­lic works reside

Dur­ing his life­time, Arthur Szyk (1894 – 1951) — the pro­lif­ic Pol­ish-Jew­ish artist cel­e­brat­ed for his exquis­ite minia­ture paint­ings, book illus­tra­tions, and scathing polit­i­cal car­toons — cre­at­ed sev­er­al thou­sand works span­ning two con­ti­nents. Now, for the first time, all of Szyk’s orig­i­nal works held by insti­tu­tion­al col­lec­tions are doc­u­ment­ed in one defin­i­tive vol­ume, empow­er­ing a new gen­er­a­tion of schol­ars and art lovers to locate indi­vid­ual works and to sur­vey the artist’s career with ease.

Brim­ming with new research and fresh insight from the world’s fore­most Szyk expert, Irvin Ungar, the com­pendi­um Arthur Szyk Pre­served tes­ti­fies to the depth, breadth, and unmatched bril­liance of the twen­ti­eth century’s out­stand­ing artist-activist.

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