Showing posts with label Arthur Szyk. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Arthur Szyk. Show all posts

Friday, March 01, 2013

More cartoons on view at Library of Congress

Continuing our recent survey of the Library of Congress' cartoons on exhibit - the Civil War in America show has at least three cartoons in it. Although they appear to our eyes as political cartoons, these were published as stand-alone prints that one would buy to admire and look at frequently - almost the television of their day. Go see them in person to get a better view than these pictures taken without a flash.




In the Words Like Sapphires: 100 Years of Hebraica at the Library of Congress, 1912–2012 exhibit, there's two original paintings by Arthur Szyk for playing cards.



Down to Earth: Herblock and Photographers Observe the Environment is only open for three more weeks.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Arthur Szyk in Library of Congress

Jewish cartoonist and caricaturist is a perennial favorite in the area. The Library of Congress displaying a couple of pieces of his original art for playing cards in the "Words Like Sapphires" Hebraicia exhibit, and is selling some new products based on his work - a book "Heroes of Ancient Israel: The Playing Card Art of Arthur Szyk" and two decks of the cards, a 'Player's Deck' and a 'Collector's Deck.'  I love Szyk's work and bought one of each.

One of Szyk's prints of the Declaration of Independence is on permanent display at the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Museum, I discovered yesterday.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Arthur Szyk talk in DC for Veterans Day

Dear friends and members of The Arthur Szyk Society:
Greetings! You and your family and friends are invited to attend

    Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art

    An illustrated presentation on the art and messages of Polish-Jewish artist Arthur Szyk (1894-1951)

    by Irvin Ungar, Curator of The Arthur Szyk Society


    Veterans Day

    November 11, 2009

    1:00 - 3:00pm EST


    National Museum of American Jewish Military History

    1811 R Street NW

    Washington, DC 20009

    (202) 265-6280

The Society is delighted to announce that the NMAJMH has invited Irvin to speak on the art of Arthur Szyk in honor of the Jewish War Veterans (JWV). As you may know, Szyk – a veteran of World War I – was an active member of the JWV in the United States. He created several beautiful works of art exclusively for the JWV's use, works that will be highlighted in Irvin's exciting presentation.
We hope you will invite your family and friends to enjoy this timely and inspiring event in our nation's capital. To help you spread the word, we have attached the NMAJMH's official event flyer (in both Microsoft Word and PDF format) so you can easily print or email it.
Please notify us if you are coming to Washington DC on November 11th so Irvin can plan to greet you with a warm "hello" on behalf of all of us at The Society. Hope to see you there!
Best regards,
Allison Chang
Society Coordinator
The Arthur Szyk Society
1200 Edgehill Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010
Tel: 650-343-9588
Fax: 650-579-6014

Monday, September 08, 2008

Arthur Szyk in NY Times

Szyk was a Jewish cartoonist who fled to New York and did some awesomely hard-hitting propaganda during World War II. He was the subject of a couple of great exhibits in DC about five years ago too. This article discusses a new exhibit of his work in Germany -
"A Caricaturist, but No Funny Stuff Here," By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN, New York Times September 8, 2008.

I'll see if I can dig up my reviews of the exhibits for IJoCA and post them here later this week.