“In his dexterity Szyk recalls a bygone age of monastic scribes slaving over parchment pages. [His] illustrations are more intricate than Swiss watch works and sublimely obsessive. Reproductions hardly do the originals justice.”
— Michael Kimmelman, The New York Times
“Arthur Szyk’s drawings are evidence of an exceptional mastery of crafts and of artistic inspiration.”
— Katja Widmann and Johannes Zechner, Curators, Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, 2008
“To call Arthur Szyk the greatest illuminator since the sixteenth century is no flattery. It is the simple truth which becomes manifest to any person who studies his work with the care which it deserves.”
— Cecil Roth, Historian, London, 1940s
“[Szyk] makes not only cartoons, but beautiful composed pictures which suggest, in their curiously decorative quality, the inspired illuminations of the early religious manuscripts.”
— Thomas Craven, Art Critic, New York, 1940s
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Patriotic Fine Art Print
In 1950 Arthur Szyk created his greatest work of Americana, a large illumination of the Declaration of Independence. His ultimate hope was that lithographs of the patriotic painting would hang in every library, school and government office in the country.
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In the early 1930s Arthur Szyk completed a series of 38 original watercolor paintings of scenes from the American Revolution. The miniatures were purchased by the President of Poland and presented to Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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Illuminated by Arthur Szyk
To celebrate the 1945 founding of the United Nations, Szyk illuminated the histories of 9 member countries — the United States, Israel, Poland, Great Britain, France, Switzerland, Canada, China, and the former USSR.
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