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Arthur Szyk: Artist, Jew, Pole

Joseph P. Ansell


Artist and illustrator Arthur Szyk was a Polish Jew whose work was overwhelmingly Jewish in theme and content. The mission he set himself was to use his artistic talents to serve humanity and the Jewish people. His work as a political artist went well beyond a narrow definition of the Jewish cause. He is best known among Jews for his illustrated Haggadah, but the majority of his work deals with contemporary political themes and social causes. In Poland, Szyk promoted the causes of freedom, toleration, and human dignity. He believed that as a Jewish artist he had a responsibility to speak for a ... More

Keywords: Arthur Szyk, Jewish art, Polish–Jewish relations, Jewish people, political artist, political art, freedom, toleration, Jewish artist, propaganda images

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9781874774945
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781874774945.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph P. Ansell, author