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Norman H. Friedman Arthur Szyk Collection
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Newspaper and magazine clippings on Szyk

1 – Szyk cartoon, The Polish Review, page 1 April 19, 1943.
1 – “Thoughts on Hebrew Freedom,” by Arthur Szyk, 1 page
Source and publication date unknown. However, included on same page is a small announcement advertising the ‘Four Freedoms’ series, in progress 1941-43. Article is accompanied by a photograph of Szyk with Jabotinsky and continuation of a related story, ‘The Stoning of a Prophet’.
1 – Temple bulletin, Forest Hills Jewish Center, 1952, 2 pages
1 – National Jewish Monthly, Dr. Ben Zion Bokser 1953, 6 pages

Norman H. Friedman Arthur Szyk Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 444
  • Collection
  • between approximately 1924-2000

Fonds consists of many examples of Szyk's illustrations in the form of prints, commercially-reproduced illustrations, and drawing studies, as well as printed ephemera. Examples of Szyk's illustrations reproduced on commercial products or other items include postage stamps, posters, book jackets, and calendars. The fonds contains ephemera related to or containing Szyk illustrations, including newspaper clippings and issues of magazines featuring articles on Szyk or reproducing one of his designs. Box 10 contains original drawing studies, mostly for the Book of Esther. The fonds also contains materials related to an exhibition on Szyk at McGill University Library held in 1954.

Szyk, Arthur, 1894-1951

Oversize reproductions of illustrations by Szyk

File consists of:
-3 prints, ‘To the Hallowed Memory of Europe’s Martyred Jews’, produced for Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, vol 10 (1 cropped, 1 mounted., 27 x 18.5-22 cm; 30 x 24 cm mounted)
-1 print, ‘1620 Pilgrims 1946’, 13.5 x 21 cm on blue card by American League for a Free Palestine, NY, 23 x 30 cm, 1946.
-1 print, of illustrated Lincoln quote, ‘With malice toward none..”, for Ever Ready Label Corp printed by Sidney Hollaender, NYC, 1946, 27 x 22 cm image on 34 x 27 cm paper.
-1 print ‘Nicolas Copernicus’, for The Kosciusko Foundation, 1942, 21 x 15.5 cm image on 36 x 28 cm
-1 full-colour newspaper print of ‘Nicolas Copernicus, Sunday Mirror Magazine Section, March 28, 1943, pages 11 and 12, 35 x 25 cm image size on 39 cm x 29 cm newsprint. Note, image accompanies interest story about Nazi closing of Cracow University.
-1 print, ‘Arsenal of Democracy’, 29 cm x 28 cm image on poster, 46 x 33 cm, not dated
-1 Jewish Book Month poster, November 11-December 11, 1949, 47 x 25 cm
2 signed copies, ‘American Friends of Negba’ poster, 40.5 x 28 cm, 1949

Oversized clippings

Includes New York Times, December 18 article on the exhibition “Poland’s Part in the War”, New York Museum of Science and Industry, December 1942 – January 1943. Photograph with Szyk at unveiling of a sculpture by A. Mian.

Oversized clippings

1 issue, 4 copies total The ‘Y’ Beacon’, vol. 26, no. 32,
Article announcing June 1950 Snowdon Library Exhibit.
1 book review ‘The Canterbury Tales’ June 11, 1952.
3 items announcing 1954 McGill exhibition including a press release regarding the extension of the exhibit.

Oversized clippings

1 article from Canadian Jewish Chronicle, December 18, 1953, ‘The Romance of Isreal’s Stamps’ mentioning Szyk.
1 article from The Jewish News, November 14, 1952, ‘On Jewish Book Month’ with reproduction of poster designed by Szyk.
1 ad from Life magazine, May 26, 1952 for Heritage Club features Szyk illustrated The Book of Ruth.
1 copy of article from The New York Times Magazine, Feb. 11, 1945, with ‘Arch-Gangsters’ caricatures of Hitler, Himmler, Goebbles, and Goering. Includes first page only of article on Hitler’s last stand.
1 mounted page from a 1942 issue of Esquire magazine ‘Detour on the Glory Road’, glue mounted onto graph paper.
5 loose magazine pages from Life; Time; and/or Saturday Evening Post magazines with 1945-46 Nescafe ads by Szyk. (cf. C1.F19)

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