“In his dexterity Szyk recalls a bygone age of monastic scribes slaving over parchment pages. [His] illustrations are more intricate than Swiss watch works and sublimely obsessive. Reproductions hardly do the original drawings justice.”
— Michael Kimmelman
The New York Times
“Arthur Szyk’s drawings are evidence of an exceptional mastery of crafts and of artistic inspiration.”
— Katja Widmann and Johannes Zechner
Curators, Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, 2008
“To call Arthur Szyk the greatest illuminator since the sixteenth century is no flattery. It is the simple truth which becomes manifest to any person who studies his work with the care which it deserves.”
— Cecil Roth
Historian, London, 1940s
“[Szyk] makes not only cartoons, but beautiful composed pictures which suggest, in their curiously decorative quality, the inspired illuminations of the early religious manuscripts.”
— Thomas Craven
Art Critic, New York, 1940s
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Limited Edition Box Set, Available Now
In the 1930s Arthur Szyk illustrated an exquisite set of playing cards featuring heroes from the Bible and ancient history. Now the playing card art is available for the first time in the “Heroes of Ancient Israel: The Playing Card Art of Arthur Szyk” Deluxe Limited Edition Box Set.
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Patriotic Fine Art Print
In 1950 Arthur Szyk created his greatest work of Americana, a large illumination of the Declaration of Independence of the United States. His ultimate hope was that lithographs of the patriotic painting would hang in every library, school and government office across the country.
Celebrate America's heritage and ideals with your own copy of this historic work of art — purchase now!
In the early 1930s Arthur Szyk completed a series of 38 original watercolor paintings of scenes from the American Revolution. The miniatures were purchased by the President of Poland and presented to Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Take advantage of the rare opportunity to acquire individual lithographs from the Washington and his Times portfolio — choose yours today!
Illuminated by Arthur Szyk
To celebrate the 1945 founding of the United Nations, Szyk illuminated the histories of nine member countries—the United States, Israel, Poland, Great Britain, France, Switzerland, Canada, China, and even the former USSR.
Receive a complimentary lithograph of Szyk's “Visual History of Flight” when you purchase the complete set of first edition lithographs of Szyk's Visual Histories!