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Tuesday 20 June 2017An indispensable publication on one of the most extraordinary artists of his time

Arthur Szyk Arthur Szyk Soldier in Art
Edited by Irvin Ungar. Contributions by Michael Berenbaum, Tom L. Freudenheim, James Kettlewell, and Irvin Ungar

Arthur Szyk (1894–1951) worked in Poland, France, England, Canada, and the United States, and was renowned during the first half of the twentieth century for his prolific illustrations in books, newspapers, and magazines. His work provides a visual and often acerbic comment on contemporary issues, including World War II, the Holocaust, and the creation of the State of Israel. Szyk’s canon includes his famous illuminated Passover Haggadah, which has been widely distributed in both the U.S. and Israel.

This publication, with its original essays by Michael Berenbaum, Tom L. Freudenheim, James Kettlewell, and Irvin Ungar, celebrates the diverse aspects of Szyk’s career and examines and decodes his highly detailed artwork. We see Szyk emerge as a great artist, with great messages, acting as the great man. The volume includes over 200 full-color plates of key works by Szyk arranged by theme, a timeline of Szyk’s life, an extensive list of major exhibitions at museums and galleries, a complete bibliography of his illustrated books, and photographs of the artist. Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art tells a New York immigrant story, a World War II story, and a Jewish and American story.

 

Michael Berenbaum is an internationally renowned Holocaust scholar. He held a prominent role in the creation of The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and served as its founding Project Director. Publications include The World Must Know (1993), and Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death Camp (1994). Tom L. Freudenheim has worked as Curator of The Jewish Museum in New York, Deputy Director of the Jewish Museum in Berlin, and as director of the Museum Program at the National Endowment for the Arts. James Kettlewell is an art historian whose writings cover a wide range of topics from the Venus of Willendorf, through Donatello and Leonardo da Vinci, to Paul Cézanne and Marcel Duchamp. Irvin Ungar has devoted almost three decades to studying and promoting the work of Arthur Szyk. He has curated and consulted on numerous Szyk exhibitions including those at the Library of Congress and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin, and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. He is the author of Justice Illuminated: The Art of Arthur Szyk (1998), editor of Freedom Illuminated: Understanding The Szyk Haggadah (2008), creator and publisher of the Deluxe and Premier editions of The Szyk Haggadah (2008), and producer of the documentary film Soldier in Art: Arthur Szyk (2013).

 

Arthur Szyk

Soldier in Art

 

Edited by Irvin Ungar

Contributions by Michael Berenbaum, Tom L. Freudenheim, James Kettlewell, and Irvin Ungar

 

RRP: US$54.95 / UK£39.95

Hardback

ISBN 978-1-911282-08-2

240 pages

280 x 240 mm, (9 ⅝ x 11 in)

230 color and  B&W illustrations

Publication date: November 2017

Publisher: D Giles Limited, London, in association with Historicana and The Arthur Szyk Society

 

Distributed in the USA and Canada by CBSD, Consortium Book Sales & Distribution

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Distributed in the UK and Rest of World (excluding US and Canada) by Global Book Sales, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), T: 00 44 (0) 7963 210830

 

For Further Information and Review Copies:
In the USA contact: Karen Lunstead, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Tel: 302 231-8192 

 

In the UK contact: Liz Japes, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Tel: +44 (0)1273 480 711
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Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art has won a Jewish Book Award

Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art now open in NYC