Articles in Category: Arthur Szyk

Reading Szyk’s Cards
Heroes of Ancient Israel: The Playing Card Art of Arthur Szyk

Written on November 11, 2012

Trumpeldor’s Defense of Tel Hai (1936) by Arthur Szyk Courtesy The Robbins Family Collection

Finally the King of Diamonds fittingly is represented by King Hezekiah.  Quite beyond his courage in resisting the brutal assault of the Assyrian Sennacherib on Jerusalem, it was King Hezekiah’s determined religious reforms and return to the worship of Hashem that earned him the praise that he: “trusted in the Lord the God of Israel; so that there was no one like him among all the kings of Judah after him, or among those who were before him” (2 Kings 18:5). 

Szyk Haggadah
To Serve My People: Part II

Written on March 03, 2010

Haman at the Gallows; Book of Esther (1950) by Arthur Szyk

Arthur Szyk saw the face of Haman. It was Hitler. And he knew what had to be done. His only tools were his art and he labored mightily against the terrible enemy.  In the early 1930’s Szyk took up the Haggadah as his weapon.