The Arthur Szyk Society has published a newsletter nearly every year since 1998. Each eight- or sixteen-page newsletter contains original articles on developments in the world of Arthur Szyk as well as short pieces of Szyk scholarship suitable for the general reader.   To order the complete set of back issues, please contact us.



Volume 14, Fall 2015

National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education Features Szyk Exhibition
Szyk Elected to Hall of Fame
President’s Message
Spotlight on the Board
Give Bigotry No Sanction
Upcoming Exhibition in Wisconsin
“Arthur Szyk: the Art of Illumination” February 4–May 15, 2016
New York’s 92nd Street Y to Host Szyk
Szyk Presentations at Catholic Institutions:
• Szyk Seminar Included in Georgetown’s Summer Program at the Jan Karski Institute for Holocaust Education
• Lecture at the Catholic Theological Union
De Profundis: Cain, Where is Abel, Thy Brother?
Two Szyk Portrayals of Jewish-Christian Cooperation Poland
Chinese New Agency Visits “Szyk Central”
IDF Veteran, Painter Tomer Peretz Wins Szyk Prize
Szyk’s Bar Kochba Art to be Exhibited in Tel Aviv
Short Documentary “Soldier in Art” Now Online After Screening Internationally
Arthur Szyk’s Stylistic Symphony: The Łódź and Paris Years
Szyk and the Temptation of Saint Anthony
Szyk Sightings 2014-2015
• Musee d’Art et Historie du Judaisme (Paris)
• Georgetown University
• Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University
• United States Holocaust Museum
• George Washington University
Alumina magazine
• The Library of Congress
• Marek Edelman Dialogue Center
• The Art Museum of Southeast Texas
• Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center and Archives
Haggadah Originals Exhibited at Contemporary Jewish Museum
Szyk’s Stained Glass Windows to be Preserved
Szyk Exhibition Held in Dallas
Arthur Szyk’s Reputation Among the Rabbis: Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, Rabbi Mortimer J. Cohen, Rabbi Ben-Zion Bokser
In Memoriam: Rabbi Byron L. Sherwin (1946-2015), Theodore Bikel (1924-2015)
Society Debuts Updated Website

Volume 13, Spring 2014

Arthur Szyk and The Haggadah opens in San Francisco
Szyk turns 120!
Art Speigelman on Exhibition and Arthur Szyk
History and Provenance of Szyk Haggadah Original Artwork
Szyk’s Five Remarkable Illuminated Dedication Pages for The Haggadah
Nazi Swastikas on Egyptians and Szyk’s Snakes Confirmed
The Popularity of The Szyk Haggadah in Every Generation
The Grolier Club in New York and Arthur Szyk
Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley Highlights Szyk V-D Poster in Exhibition
Szyk in Wroclaw, Poland
Art Historian James Kettlewell Working of Pioneering Article on Arthur Szyk
Hebrew Professor Advocates for Szyk Haggadah in Israel and Abroad
Facing History and Arthur Szyk
Heraldry and Visual History of Nations Series
Society Curator to Participate in Conference at University of Warsaw
Szyk Documentary to Open in Australia
Szyk Again in The New York Times
Society’s Seymour Fromer Traveling Exhibition Heading to Beaumont, Texas and Queens, New York
Szyk House Dedicated in Łódź Where He Painted The Haggadah
In Memorium: Eva Chernov Lokey, Society supporter and Community Benefactor – A Personal Tribute

Volume 12, Spring 2013

Poland, Lithuania, France, and Canada Host Exhibitions, Lectures & Symposium
New Szyk Website Called “An Interactive Tour de Force”
President’s Message
Staff Changes at The Society
Steven Heller on the Szyk Reniassance and New Website
Notable Szyk and Goya Exhibits Appearing Concurrently at Telfair Academy
Cartoonists Against the Holocaust
Moses Maimonides on Cover of Medical History Book
World War II Magazine Features Szyk
Decoding Key to French Africa, New York, 1942
Library of Congress Exhibits Szyk’s Playing Card Art
Richard McBee on Reading Szyk’s Cards
Wall Street Journal Features Szyk’s Cards
“The Fabric of America Through the Art of Arthur Szyk” Presented at the Library of Congress
Szyk & America
Arthur Szyk’s Magnificent Modern Rendering of a Viking Myth
Szyk Catalogue in Berlin Storefront Window
Haggadah Book Binder Featured in Architectural Digest
University of Toronto and The Szyk Haggadah
The Arthur Szyk Prize for Zionist Art
Society Traveling Exhibition in Long Beach, California
College Student Writes Senior Thesis on Szyk
Upcoming Talk by Irvin Ungar on Arthur Szyk
Szyk’s Two Versions of The Book of Esther
Szyk-Inspired Music and Video Art Premier in Los Angeles
“Satan Leads the Ball” Caricature on Reddit

Volume 11, Winter 2011

UCLA Opens Exhibit January 4, 2012newsletter_vol11
Polish Resurgence of Arthur Szyk Led by Poles
President’s Message
New Honorary Board Members
Library of Congress Continues to Acclaim Szyk
Society Curator Speaks at Library of Congress
Szyk Exhibition at the Palace of the Legion of Honor an Art Historical Triumph
Media Coverage of Legion of Honor Exhibition
Honoring Greatness with Art
Peter Bergson at the Wyman Institute, Yad Vashem and StandWithUs
Roman Vishniac and Arthur Szyk
Szyk Catalogue Featured at WWII Exhibition in Chicago
Szyk Reniassance Gaining Momentum in Poland
Arthur Szyks Illuminator of Poland’s History
60th Anniversary Commemorations Held in Lodz and Long Island
Arthur Szyk Playing Cards Published
Szyk Illustrated Book from 1920s Recently Discovered
Arthur Szyk and the Jewish Book Council
Update on the Szyk Haggadah
Jewish Book Month
Haggadah Reviews
Update on Arthur Szyk Image Database
Member Spotlight: Howard and Jacqueline Levine
New Design for
An Open Letter to Paul & Sheri Robbins and Eva Chernov Lokey
In Memoriam: Bernard Gittelson (1918-2010), Agent for Arthur Szyk
Arthur Szyk’s Roster of Agents

Volume 10, Summer 2010

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco to Host Solo Szyk Exhibitionnewsletter_vol10
Arthur Szyk: Miniature Paintings and Modern Illuminations
Abrams to Publish The Szyk Haggadah
Update: The Luxury Edition of The Szyk Haggadah
Society to Sponsor Szyk Haggadah Documentary
Szyk Exhibited in New York City
The Whitney Adds Szyk Original to Permanent Collection
Szyk in the News: The Huffington Post, The Jewish Press
Documentary Film on Peter Bergson
Traveling Exhibition of The Arthur Szyk Society
Launch of New
New Book from Byron L. Sherwin
Szyk Art Presented to Netanyahu
The National Museum of American Jewish Military History
Szyk at the IAJGS Conference
Stanford’s Taube Center Sponsors Szyk Lecture
Program at Burlingame Public Library
Fox-Adler Lecture at Skidmore College
Collector Spotlight: Eugene Seger
Szyk Artwork Strong in Marketplace
New Art History Paper on the Heraldry of Arthur Szyk
New Project Head for Szyk Image Database
In Memoriam: Seymour Fromer, Jack H. Schwartz, George Gooche
Join Us for the Szyk in San Francisco Tour

Volume 9, Winter 2008/2009

World-Class Szyk Berlin Exhibition an International Successnewsletter_vol9
Szyk Exhibition Press Conference in Berlin
Szyk Makes News Bilingual Catalogue a Milestone for DHM
From the DHM Exhibition Catalogue
Szyk in Berlin Culture Tour Report
Szyk on the Big Screen? Documentary Filming in Berlin
German Consulate in San Francisco Celebrates Szyk Exhibition
U.S. Cultural Attaché at Exhibition Touro College Welcomes Szyk
New Edition of The Szyk Haggadah a Triumph
Haggadah Wows Jerusalem and the World
Haggadah Team Marks Publication with Seder Celebration
Haggadah Companion Volume Advances Szyk Scholarship
Szyk Returns to New York for First Time in 35 Years
Major Szyk Exhibition in Houston
Szyk Anti-Nazi Images Displayed in Rome
Szyk at Stanford’s Hoover Institution
Szyk Part of Washington’s Birthday Celebration
Society Traveling Exhibition at Carnegie Mellon University
“Arthur Szyk: Illuminator of Freedom” at Peninsula Jewish Community Center
Esteemed Professor Presents Szyk Seminar in Israel
Szyk Artwork Sets Record Prices at Auction
Update on Society Art History Papers
Tribute to Szyk Scholar, Ansell’s Opus Published in Polish
Retelling History Through Szyk’s Art
The Society Welcomes Special Visitors in 2008
Grants and Donations
Szyk Resources
New Faces: Allison Chang Named Society Coordinator

Volume 8, Fall/Winter 2007

Major Szyk Exhibition to Open in Berlin at Deutsches Historisches Museum, Fall 2008newsletter_vol8
Szyk Returns to International Stage
New Faces: Sander Stadtler Inaugurated as Society President
New Faces: Actor, Singer, Activist Theodore Bikel Joins Society Honorary Board
New Faces: Lori Wood Named Society Project Manager
British Building Named Szyk Landmark
Szyk in Context: Newsweek Shows How Szyk’s Art was Used by Major Publications
Axis React to Szyk’s Art:
The Furor of the Führer
Japanese Use Szyk’s Propaganda for Their Own Propaganda Purposes
Society Announces Berlin Program in Conjunction with Milestone Exhibition at Deutsches Historisches Museum
Ansell Book to be Published in Polish
Tokyo Professor Writes Szyk Biography
Haggadah Sells at New York Sale for Record Sum, and Another!
Historicana to Publish New Edition of Szyk’s Haggadah Using Digital Photography of Original Artwork
Szyk Draws Parallel Between Nazis and Ancient Egyptians
Arthur Szyk Documentary Accepted at Five Film Festivals
Szyk at Jewish Museum, New York
Italian edition of Le Juif Qui Rit
Forthcoming Publications
Previous Art History Papers Published by The Society
Honorary Board Member Publishes on Szyk
Traveling Exhibition Stimulates and Engages Museum & University Audiences
Brandenburg Family Foundation Contribution to The Society: Joins Taube, Robbins and Lokey Supporters

Volume 7, No. 1, Spring 2006

Traveling Exhibition Opens at HUC New York Campus2006_Szyk_News_Spring
Arthur Szyk Featured in PBS’s History Detectives Episode
Japanese Historian Exhibits Szyk Political Cartoons in Japan
Society Member Julian Padowicz Publishes His Memoirs
Society Missions to Poland: Summer Mission 2005 and Szyk Renaissance Tour, Fall 2005
Gail Shak, Mission Participant, Summarizes her Experience
Nathan Hale Middle School Students Select Szyk as “Taking a Stand in History”
Dowling College and the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island Present “Arthur Szyk: A Geneaological Journey”
Society Plans  Booth for Israel in the Gardens Festival
Justice Illuminated Travels to University of Northern Iowa, Winter 2007






Volume 6, No. 1–2, Spring 2005

Szyk Exhibit Travels to Three Cities in Poland2005_Szyk_News_Spring
Join The Arthur Szyk Society in Poland
Prominent International Spokesmen Join Honorary Board
The Very Might of This Nation
Szyk Serves as Chairman of 50th Anniversary JWV Commemoration in Madison Square Garden
Szyk Pays Tribute to the Martyrs and Heroes of his People
Memories of Arthur Szyk by his cousin
Bernie Gittelson, Szyk’s 1940s Agent Reflects
Special Visitors to The Society
Have a Coca-Cola=Shalom Alaychem
U.S. Ambassador to Denmark Praises Szyk
Mercer Island High School Holds Szyk Program
“Szyk is Chic” at La Sierra University
Thanks to George Gooche
Szyk Documentaries to Air
Arthur Szyk Featured in Cover Story for “Stamp Monthly”
Arthur Szyk First Full Length Scholarly Biography Reviewed
David Wyman Institute Features Szyk at Exhibit, “Cartoonists Against the Holocaust”

Volume 5, No. 1–2, Summer 2004

Szyk Exhibit Travels to Poland>
Society Plans Travel-Mission to Poland in Fall 2005
Society Board Welcomes John Rothmann
Art Spiegelman Joins Honorary Board
Book by Szyk Scholar to be Published Japanese
Professor Announces Szyk Book
Library of Congress Publishes Szyk Calendar
The Face of Szyk: Self-Portraiture as a Means
Szyk’s Brilliant and Illuminating Juxtaposition of the Modern World with the Renaissance
Szyk Book Retrospective Wins Award
Ansell Delivers Szyk Paper
Facing History and Ourselves Welcomes Szyk Speaker at Summer Seminar
Pole Leads Szyk Revival in Łódź
Szyk Family Visits Hyde Park
Traveling Exhibition Program Elicits Praise
Program Coordinator Hired
Society Publishes Its First Art History Paper


Volume 4, No. 1–2, Spring/Summer 2003

Szyk Exhibition Opens in Portland, Maine
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Commemorated
Letter from Board President, Dr. Charles S. Syers
Poland: Illuminated by Arthur Szyk
“We Will Not Give Up the Land From Which We Came; We Will Not Let the Polish Nation Be Germanized By Force”
Szyk’s Attitude Toward Poland at the Beginning of WWII
Allies of America Featured in Ink & Blood
What They Are Saying About Szyk
ARTnews Review of The Art and Politics of Arthur Szyk
New York Times Book Review on The Art and Politics of Arthur Szyk
A Blast from Szyk Past
“We Will Never Die” Pageant Commemorated on 60th Anniversary
Szyk Originals on Display at University of New England Art Gallery
Szyk Program at Northern California Holocaust Center
Art and Politics Enters Third Printing



Volume 3, No. 2, Summer 2002

Society Traveling Exhibition Opens on UC Berkeley Campus
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Showcases Szyk’s Art & Politics
Letter from Board President, Dr. Charles S. Syers
Dr. Byron Sherwin Authors Study-Guide to Accompany Society Traveling Exhibition
Szyk Atmosphere Abounds at Museum
The Arthur Szyk Society Collaborates with the Holocaust Museum
Arthur Szyk Society Honors Alexandra Szyk Bracie at D.C. Reception
Jill Indyk Joins Society Honorary Board
Arthur Szyk Remember in Forest Hills, New York Ceremony
An Amazing Discovery: Szyk’s Portrait of His Wife, Julia Szyk
Book Published to Accompany USHMM Exhibition
Lehrhaus Judaica to Offer 3-Session Course on Szyk
Online Exhibitions Looking Toward the Future




Volume 3, No. 1, Fall 2001

Diller Foundation Awards Traveling Exhibition Grant to The Society
The Four Freedoms
Letter from Board President, Dr. Charles S. Syers
September Mourn Book Retrospective Planned
Image Database
Traveling Exhibitions 1998–2003
In Memory of Arthur Szyk, on the 50th Anniversary of His Death Arthur Szyk
My Landsman: On His 50th
Yahrzeit Society Welcomes New Board President
New Edition January 2002 of Pathways Through the Bible
A Special Thanks and Farewell to Board Member Lawrence Udell
New Publication About Szyk Coming Soon
New Exhibition to Open in New York in April 2002
United in Common Cause
Szyk [Pronounced Shick]: A Linguistically Daunting Surname



Volume 2, No. 2, Summer 2000

New Canaan Celebrates Arthur Szyk’s Humanity
Congressman Tom Lantos and Szyk’s Daughter Join Society Honorary Board
University of Judaism Show Planned Costume Drawings
Exhibited Cover Story in Library of Congress
Information Bulletin Draws Attention to Szyk Exhibition
Scranton Welcomes the Millennium with Arthur Szyk
University of Maryland Beneficiary of Shneiderman Archives
What do Albert Einstein, Nicolas Copernicus, and Arthur Szyk Have in Common?
Sometimes There are Absences Too Big for the Heart to Fill?
Bookplates Illustrated by Arthur Szyk
“Evenings With Arthur Szyk” Continue
More on The Szyk Haggadah
Szyk Poster Equates Axis with Venereal Disease




Volume 2, No. 1, Fall 1999

“Arthur Szyk: Artist for Freedom” to Open at Library of Congress
University of Scranton to Host Szyk Exhibition
Szyk Illustrated Books and Original Works of Art Active in the Marketplace
Justice Illuminated Republished to Carry Szyk Posters
Szyk on Magazine Front Covers
New Canaan Advertiser, Thursday, July 6, 1950
Arthur Szyk’s War-Era Artwork: Tears of Rage by Rabbi Shmuel Jablon
New Society Seal, Prize Offered for Description
Communication from Poland by Szyk Society Member Art Historians Welcome







Volume 1, No. 2, Spring 1999

Chicago Exhibition at Landmark Shownewsletter_vol1_no2
Metropolis Selects Szyk Exhibition [Justice Illuminated] Edition Sold Out
Szyk Featured in Leading Magazines
Fall Exhibitions Planned at the Library of Congress, University of Scranton
Update on Szyk Society Membership
What I Learned from Arthur Szyk by Rabbi Shmuel Jablon









Volume 1, No. 1, Summer 1998

Major Exhibition of Szyk Opens at Chicago Museum
The Search for Arthur Szyk
First Illustrated Book about Szyk
Esquire Magazine Set of Szyk Caricatures (Esky Card Set #6)
The Propaganda Postcards by Arthur Szyk by Don Preziosi