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Arthur Szyk: Miniature Paintings and Modern Illuminations

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King and Queen of the Roses, illustration for the chapter titled Little Ida's Flowers in Anderson's Fairy Tales (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1945) Watercolor And Opaque Watercolor © Collection of Irvin Ungar
Arthur Szyk: Miniature Paintings and Modern Illuminations

Clement St & 34th Ave
Lincoln Park
94121 San Francisco
CA
US
December 4th, 2010 - March 27th, 2011
Opening: December 4th, 2010 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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miniature, Illuminations, modern

DESCRIPTION

Arthur Szyk (American, b. Poland, 1894–1951) is best remembered for his diverse work as an artist and illustrator, from pochoir illustrations for traditional Jewish and Polish folktales and religious texts to watercolor designs for political cartoons that were regularly featured on the cover of Collier’s magazine throughout the 1930s and '40s. Szyk’s Polish and Jewish heritage remained central, and his attention to detail betrayed considerable historical research into his craft. His work recalls the intricate illumination present in medieval manuscripts, Near-Eastern miniature paintings, and traditional Polish and Jewish folk arts. Arthur Szyk: Miniature Paintings and Modern Illuminations is a presentation of approximately 40 drawings and illustrations.

Credit Line

Arthur Szyk: Miniature Paintings and Modern Illuminations is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Lead exhibition support is provided by the Koret Foundation and the Taube Philanthropies.

Koret FoundationTaube Philanthropies

Additional support for the exhibition is provided by Bernard and Barbro Osher.

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