Justice Illuminated: The Art of Arthur Szyk
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Hillel at UCLA
4PM • Welcoming Remarks
... Todd Presner
Professor of Germanic Languages and Director,
UCLA Center for Jewish Studies
Rabbi Irvin Ungar
Curator, The Arthur Szyk Society
Chair and Professor of History, UCLA
Director, Marek Edelman Center for Dialogue, Lodz, Poland
Todd Presner (UCLA)
5:30PM • Exhibition and Reception
Szyk’s original illustrations for The Statute of Kalisz,
a 13th century royal charter of privileges accorded to Polish Jews,
will be displayed at the Feb. 9th symposium only.
Arthur Szyk was a Polish born illustrator who redirected his artistry
during World War II into political drawings that unmasked the face of the Axis enemies. A model of the engaged artist—defending the rights of Jews against
Nazi aggression and American apathy—Szyk became America’s leading political caricaturist of the 1940s and his work appeared in TIME,
Esquire and Collier’s magazines, among many others.
The exhibit features many of the pieces that made him famous, and will incorporate themes of World War II, America, and Jewish Response.
Co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies and the "1939" Club.
The symposium is free and open to the public but SPACE IS LIMITED.
Pre-registration is required. To RSVP to this event, please call (310)267-5327
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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(purchase parking pass at kiosk at Westholme and Hilgard).
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