Arthur Szyk

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Birthday
16, 1894
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Sep 13, 1951 (57)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
16, 1894
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Sep 13, 1951 (57)

About

Polish-born artist known for his historically and politically themed illustrations, caricatures, and paintings. His works included "Statute of Kalisz" from 1932, "Washington and His Times" from 1932, and "Days of the Polish-American Fraternity" from 1939.

Before Fame

He first developed his political-artistic aesthetic in post-World War I Poland and further honed his style in France.

Trivia

He displayed his set of miniatures of George Washington and the American Revolution at the Library of Congress in the mid-1930s.

Family Life

He was born to Jewish parents in Lodz, Poland, which was then part of the Russian Empire.

Associated With

He and Peter Max both became prominent Jewish artists.