Past Exhibitions

During the first half of the 20th century, Szyk’s work was regularly exhibited at top museums and galleries in Poland, England, France, Canada, and the United States.

Since The Arthur Szyk Society’s founding, Szyk’s art has enjoyed a resurgence of interest both in the United States and abroad.



Exhibitions during Szyk’s lifetime:

The Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Columbus, OH, 1953

Mellor-Laing Galleries, Toronto, 1952, 1940

Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT, 1948-1949

The Jewish Museum, New York, 1952, 1948

M. Knoedler & Co., New York, 1946, 1941

Messers. Wildenstein & Co., New York, 1944

Andre Seligmann, Inc., New York, 1943

United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, 1942

United States Military Academy, West Point, 1942

Whyte Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1942

Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1941

Arlington Gallery, London, 1939

The Library of Congress, 1934

The Brooklyn Museum, 1933

International Art Galleries, London, 1933

Musée Galliera, Paris, 1930

Galeries A. Decour, Paris, 1925, 1922


Selected Institutional Collections

McGill University, Montreal, Canada

The Library of Congress

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY

U.S. Naval Academy Museum, Annapolis

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Jewish Museum, New York

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Major Solo Exhibitions since 1951

Jewish Museum Milwaukee Arthur Szyk: The Art of Illumination Milwaukee, WI February 7 – May 15, 2016

The Contemporary Jewish Museum The Art of the Haggadah: Arthur Szyk San Francisco, CA February 13 – June 29, 2014

Palace of the Legion of Honor Arthur Szyk: Miniature Paintings and Modern Illuminations San Francisco, California December 4, 2010 – March 27, 2011

Holocaust Museum Houston A One-Man Army: The Art of Arthur Szyk Houston, Texas October 20, 2008 – July 26, 2009

Deutsches Historisches Museum (DHM) Arthur Szyk – Drawing Against National Socialism and Terror Berlin, Germany August 29, 2008 – January 4, 2009

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) The Art and Politics of Arthur Szyk Washington D.C. April 10 – October 14, 2002

The Library of Congress Arthur Szyk: Artist for Freedom Washington D.C. December 9, 1999 – May 6, 2000

Spertus Museum Justice Illuminated: The Art of Arthur Szyk Chicago, Illinois August 16, 1998 – February 28, 1999

The Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Columbus, OH, 1953

Mellor-Laing Galleries, Toronto, 1952

The Jewish Museum, New York, 1952

Other Exhibitions

Main Market Place, National Library Ossolineum Wroclaw, Poland November 2013

McGill University Library Ink and Blood: The Works of Arthur Szyk Montreal, Canada Conference: November 26, 2012 Exhibition: November 26 – January 31, 2012 View Website Read Article

Exhibition in Lithuania Arturas Szykas October 25 – November 25, 2012 Vilnius, Lithuania

Museum of the City of Łódź, Poznański Palace Arthur Szyk: Man of Dialogue Łódź, Poland September 14 – October 16, 2011

Stradom Dialogue Center Artur Szyk: Dziedzictwo polsko-żydowskiego artysty „Karykatury wojenne” [Arthur Szyk: Legacy of a Polish-Jewish Artist, War Caricatures] Kraków, Poland June 20 – August 20, 2011

The Broome Street Gallery Arthur Szyk: Methods of a Master Illuminator New York, NY April 13 – 25, 2010

Peninsula Jewish Community Center Arthur Szyk: Illuminator for Freedom Foster City, California March 12 – May 27, 2009 To read about the PJCC’s Szyk exhibition, click here.

The Broome Street Gallery Arthur Szyk Illuminated – New York New York, NY April 7 – 26, 2009

Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibition Pavilion, Stanford University Shattered Peace (included reproductions of six Szyk works from 1939) Stanford, California January 13 – May 23, 2009

Complesso del Vittoriano 1938 Racial Laws—An Italian Tragedy (featuring reproductions of several Szyk works) Rome, Italy December 14, 2008 – February 22, 2009 University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art

University of Northern Iowa Highlights from the Collection (featuring The Szyk Haggadah) Cedar Falls, Iowa August 25 – September 21, 2008

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection (featuring Szyk book illustrations) New York, New York October 17, 2006 – January 8, 2007 To read more about the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Szyk exhibition, click here.

Dowling College Library The Life and Work of Arthur Szyk Long Island, New York March 2006 To read more about the Dowling College Library’s Szyk exhibition, click here.

Forest Hills Jewish Center Arthur Szyk Remembered Forest Hills, New York April – May 2002

Newseum Arthur Szyk: Drawing on War (online exhibition concurrent with USHMM exhibition) April 10 – October 14, 2002 To read about the Newseum symposium on Szyk’s World War II cartoons

Burlingame Main Library Washington and His Times Burlingame, California February 1 – March 31, 2000

University of Scranton Art Gallery Arthur Szyk: Manuscript Illuminator, Political Artist and Advocate for Humanity Scranton, Pennsylvania November 29, 1999 – February 11, 2000