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Arthur Szyk: Artist for Freedom

Posted March 3, this Website from the Library of Congress Swann Gallery of caricature and cartoon features the work of Arthur Szyk (1894-1951), "one America's leading political artists during World War II, when he produced hundreds of anti-Axis illustrations and cartoons in aid of the Allied war effort." Szyk produced both illuminations and caricatures, and the site features a selection of fifteen works -- viewable in two sizes -- with background notes. Szyk was a Polish-born Jew whose work exhibits a sophisticated patriotism that celebrates diversity and Jewish remembrance while offering a powerful critique of Nazi ideology. His works have a dimensionality that most World War II illustrations seem to lack.
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