News: Arthur Szyk Feature at ABEBooks!

March 17, 2011 Comments Off on News: Arthur Szyk Feature at ABEBooks!

ABEBooks recently put up a feature on the great Arthur Szyk, which is full of fascinating facts about his life and his art.  The piece focuses on The Szyk Haggadah, his own stab at a Jewish rite that is practiced by all of the Jewish faith.  Done during World War II, Szyk drew parallels to the story’s plot to the real-world happenings of the time, even modeling one of the characters, the wicked son, after Hitler.  ABEBooks does mention some of Szyk’s contributions to the Macy Companies (without stating the publisher, but some recognition is better than none!) as well, including The Canterbury Tales.  Worth a look if you like his uniquely beautiful illustrations!

Thanks to Django2694 for pointing this out!  I’ll occasionally post up bits of news that tie into the George Macy Companies on top of doing their books, just to let you know.

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