Judaica

“We Jews have been telling the story of Passover through the Haggadah for almost a millennium, but never has it been as stirringly visualized as by Arthur Szyk.

– Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of Maus, 2008


Arthur Szyk, c.1920s. Song of Songs, Solomon and Shulamith. Paris.

Arthur Szyk, c.1920s. Song of Songs, Solomon and Shulamith. Paris.

Arthur Szyk, 1927. Le Puits de Jacob [The Well of Jacob]. Paris.

Arthur Szyk, Date Unknown. Playing Card Art: Kings. Place unknown.

Arthur Szyk, Date Unknown. Playing Card Art: Kings. Place unknown.

Arthur Szyk, 1935. The Haggadah. The Seder Plate. Łódź

Arthur Szyk, 1935. The Haggadah, TheSeder Plate. Łódź.

Arthur Szyk, 1936. Bubbe. Łódź.

Arthur Szyk, 1936. Bubbe. Łódź.

Arthur Szyk, 1943. Jewish Book Annual. New York.

Arthur Szyk, 1943. Jewish Book Annual. New York.

Arthur Szyk, 1944. Kinder Journal. New York.

Arthur Szyk, 1944. Kinder Journal. New York.

Arthur Szyk, 1946. Deborah, a Prophetess (Pathways Through the Bible). Philadelphia.

Arthur Szyk, 1946. Deborah, a Prophetess (Pathways Through the Bible). Philadelphia.

Arthur Szyk, 1948. Visual History of Nations, Israel. New Canaan.

Arthur Szyk, 1948. Visual History of Nations, Israel. New Canaan.

Arthur Szyk, 1921. Saul and David. Paris.

Arthur Szyk, 1921. Saul and David. Paris.

Arthur Szyk, 1923. Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (3 of 3). Paris.

Arthur Szyk, 1923. Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (3 of 3). Paris.

Arthur Szyk, 1932. Statute of Kalisz, Jewish Craftsmen and Tradesmen. Paris.

Arthur Szyk, 1932. Statute of Kalisz, Jewish Craftsmen and Tradesmen. Paris.

Arthur Szyk, 1931. The Last Days of Shylock. Donna Gracia Mendezia and Prince Joseph Nassi. New York.
Arthur Szyk, 1931. The Last Days of Shylock. Donna Gracia Mendezia and Prince Joseph Nassi. New York.
Arthur Szyk, 1935. The Haggadah, The First Battle with Amalek. Łódź.

Arthur Szyk, 1935. The Haggadah, The First Battle with Amalek. Łódź.

Arthur Szyk, 1940. Untitled, [Grandmother and Grandson]. London.

Arthur Szyk, 1946. Cover for the Jewish Book Annual. Place Unknown.

Arthur Szyk, 1946. Cover for the Jewish Book Annual. Place Unknown.

Arthur Szyk, 1947.  Samuel Annointing [sic] Saul. New York.

Arthur Szyk, 1948. Proclamation of Independence of Israel. New Canaan.

Arthur Szyk, 1948. Proclamation of Independence of Israel. New Canaan.

Arthur Szyk, 1923. Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (1 of 3). Paris.

Arthur Szyk, 1923. Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (1 of 3). Paris.

Arthur Szyk, 1924. Pieśń nad Pieśniami [Song of Songs]. Łódź

Arthur Szyk, 1932. Statute of Kalisz, Yiddish Page. Paris.

Arthur Szyk, 1932. Statute of Kalisz, Yiddish Page. Paris.

Arthur Szyk, 1936. The Haggadah, Dedication to King George VI. Łódź.

Arthur Szyk, 1936. The Haggadah, Dedication to King George VI. Łódź.

Arthur Szyk, 1935. The Haggadah. French Dedication Page. Łódź

Arthur Szyk, 1935. The Haggadah. French Dedication Page. Łódź

Arthur Szyk, 1942.  United Palestine Appeal Year Book Cover [reproduced as a print]. New York.

Arthur Szyk, 1944. Save Human Lives. New York.

Arthur Szyk, 1944. Save Human Lives. New York.

Arthur Szyk, 1946. Book of Ruth, David. New Canaan.

Arthur Szyk, 1946. Book of Ruth, King David. New Canaan.

Arthur Szyk, 1948. Rosh HaShanah, The Holiday Series. New Canaan.

Arthur Szyk, 1948. Rosh HaShanah, The Holiday Series. New Canaan.

Arthur Szyk, 1949. Hillel. New Canaan.

Arthur Szyk, 1949. Hillel. New Canaan.

Arthur Szyk, 1923. Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (2 of 3). Paris

Arthur Szyk, 1923. Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (2 of 3). Paris

Arthur Szyk,1925. Livre d'Esther, Esther and Mordechai. Paris.

Arthur Szyk,1925.  Livre d’Esther, Esther and Mordechai. Paris.

Arthur Szyk, c1927. David et Goliath. Paris.

Arthur Szyk, c1927. David et Goliath. Paris.

Arthur Szyk, 1935. The Haggadah, The Family at the Seder. Łódź.

Arthur Szyk, 1935. The Haggadah, The Family at the Seder. Łódź.

Arthur Szyk, 1935. Zayde. Łódź.

Arthur Szyk, 1935.  Zayde. Łódź.

Arthur Szyk, 1943. Łódźer Yizkor-Buch [Memorial Book]. New York

Arthur Szyk, 1944. The Dybbuk. Religious Jew with Cap and Bag. New York.

Arthur Szyk, 1944. The Dybbuk. Religious Jew with Cap and Bag. New York.

Arthur Szyk, 1947. Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness, Ten Commandments. Philadelphia.

Arthur Szyk, 1947. Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness, Ten Commandments. Philadelphia.

Arthur Szyk, 1948. Purim, The Holiday Series. New Canaan.

Arthur Szyk, 1948. Purim, The Holiday Series. New Canaan.

How did Szyk's Jewish heritage affect his art?

1935. Lodz. The Haggadah. The Seder Plate

 

 

 

 

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