Arthur Szyk (1894-1951), a Polish Jew, was a graphic artist and illustrator. After arriving in the United States (1940) he became famous for creating fiercely anti-nazi and anti-Japanese caricatures. He was a hyper-realist who totally occupied space in his work with highly colored images and grotesqueries.
The image on this poster features a tightly knit family of East European holocaust refugees and a grouping of three medals, each of which bears the text al kiddush hashem and in nomine domine. This touching poster, a photo-offset lithograph, is entitled Arthur Szyk Illuminator, and is stamped Arthur Szyk, London 1940. We have no date for its publication and it was probably meant as an art poster.
The poster is in excellent condition.
We generally ship posters rolled into a mailing tube.
height – 24″, width – 18″