The World of Arthur Szyk

September 26, 2017
In his 1944 self-portrait, “Ink and Blood,” Polish-Jewish artist and illustrator Arthur Szyk, who immigrated to the United States after Nazi Germany invaded his homeland, depicts himself hunched diligently over an elegant working desk, hard at work on a new painting. Its subject, who has come partially to life but remains pinned to the paper by the metaphysical power of the artist’s pen, is none other than Adolf Hitler. Szyk referred to himself as a “Soldier in Art,” a designation now in use as the title of an exhibition of the artist’s work, currently showing at the New-York Historical Society until January 21, 2018.   Read more…
Creative: Tronvig Group