“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 originals 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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The Szyk Haggadah
The original documentary film “In Every Generation: Remaking The Szyk Haggadah,” directed by Emmy-nominated James Ruxin, follows the artisan publication of the new edition of The Szyk Haggadah.
Through this film, you can follow the production process, learn about the craftsmen and scholars behind The Szyk Haggadah, and see the expertise and care in every aspect of this amazing volume. For your viewing convenience, “In Every Generation: Remaking The Szyk Haggadah,” is divided into seven segments:
Watch “In Every Generation: Remaking The Szyk Haggadah,” using the players below.
Read a Shalom Sabar interview about The Szyk Haggadah at the Birkat Chaverim blog.
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