Arthur Szyk, a Polish-Jewish refugee who ultimately settled in the US during WWII was a tireless advocate for democracy, the West, and the anti-fascism. His elaborate and ornate political cartoons were featured on the covers of many of the most prominent American wartime magazines and journals. Szyk was also a passionate advocate for Zionism and the creation of the State of Israel and illustrated a Passover Haggadah (1934-1936) and other Judaica. His political cartoons were instantly recognizable and very popular with the American public during the war. They were also savagely anti-Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo.
The exhibit is being curated in-house at the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance from a collection of prints and other materials that are generously being loaned by Gregg and Michelle Philipson of Austin,TX. The exhibit will also feature two original Szyk prints generously loaned to the Museum by Mr. Harlan Crow of Dallas, TX.
Sponsor: Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance