- Title Pages
- Preface and Acknowledgements
- Plate Acknowledgements
- The Early Years
- From ‘Byzantine’ Miniatures to the Song of Songs
- From La Tentation de Saint Antoine to the Statute of Kalisz
- From George Washington to the League of Nations
- An Ambassador for Co-operation
- From The Haggadah to The Rubáiyát
- From Miniature to Caricature
- An Artist with a Message
- A Public Service Artist
- The Turn towards Peace
- Drawing Lessons
- Illustrations for a Young Peace
- Fighting for Israel
- In a Changing America
- Creating Arthur Szyk
- The Jewish Artist
- The Political Artist
- Books with Illustrations by Szyk
- Exhibitions and Reviews of Szyk’s Work
- Published Political Cartoons 1939–1950
- War Cartoons: Corporate Use
- (p.233) Valediction
- Arthur Szyk
Joseph P. Ansell
- Liverpool University Press
This chapter discusses Arthur Szyk's death as well as revivals and retrospectives regarding his work. He died at his home in New Canaan, Connecticut, in 1951. The death certificate listed the cause as acute myocardial failure. True to his lifelong habits, he had worked almost until the end of his life. At the time of his death he was planning new works of specifically Jewish and Israeli, as well as general humanistic, content. The continuing troubled state of the world elicited a constant dedication and service to social and political causes through his art. The chapter discusses the various obituary notices and appreciations, and several memorial exhibitions held in the early years following Szyk's death. In the wider world beyond these the exhibitions and sales, interest in Szyk's work was consigned to the margins for almost forty years after his death. In the early 1990s, however, a resurgence of interest in Szyk's work was fuelled by several exhibitions and by the founding of a group known as the Arthur Szyk Society.
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