Arthur Szyk: Methods of a Master Illuminator
"Arthur Szyk: Methods of a Master Illuminator" is an all-new exhibition of original art by the 20th century artist Arthur Szyk. The curator is Irvin Ungar, who co-curated the Deutsches Historisches Museum exhibition "Arthur Szyk---Drawing Against National Socialism and Terror" (2008-2009).
The focal point of the show will be works from a newly discovered 1910s sketchbook, works that reveal a confident young Szyk experimenting with Art Nouveau, medieval illumination, Polish folk art, and political caricature. These early sketches and studies, which offer invaluable insight into the development of Szyk’s methods and style, will be juxtaposed with works from later phases of the artist’s career.
Gallery talks are planned for April 18 and April 20. Please visit Szyk.com for more information.
About Arthur Szyk (1894-1951)
A Paris-educated Polish Jew who escaped Europe in the wake of the Holocaust, Szyk is best-known for his World War II caricatures and exquisite watercolor and gouache illuminated miniatures, many of which were published as illustrated fine art books, such as his famous Passover Haggadah.