TOWA R D S A N E W A E S T H E T I C S ( I ) H I D I N G I N P L A I N S I G H T: S E L F - P O R T R A I T S

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The Worlds of Arthur Szyk
THE TAUBE FAMILY ARTHUR SZYK COLLECTION AT THE MAGNES

Acquired by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art in 2017 thanks to an unprecedented The hundreds of artworks, sketches, and painstakingly assembled illustrated books,
gift from Taube Philanthropies, the most significant collection of works by Arthur Szyk journals, archival documents, photographs, exhibition catalogs, and memorabilia that
(Łódź, Poland, 1894­—New Canaan, Connecticut, 1951) is now available to the world in a comprise this multi-faceted collection are in the process of being examined and
public institution for the first time as the Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection. catalogued so that they can be made available for research, exhibition, loan, and
publication. The current display of high-resolution images of select collection items in
Born into a middle-class Polish Jewish family, Szyk lived a life framed by two world wars the Auditorium of The Magnes presents the public with an unprecedented insight in the
and the rise of totalitarianism in Europe. A refugee, he ultimately settled in the United many worlds of Arthur Szyk.
States in 1940. Much of his work centered on these experiences. As a miniature artist and
political caricaturist, he used motifs drawn from the Bible, history, politics, and culture to ~Francesco Spagnolo, Curator
pair extraordinary craftsmanship with searing commentary on a diverse range of subjects
including Judaism, the American War of Independence, the Second World War, the
Holocaust, and the founding of the State of Israel. All works are from the Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life,
University of California, Berkeley, 2017.5
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