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Norman H. Friedman Arthur Szyk Collection
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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

30 mounted prints in the series Washington and His Times.

File consists of 3 images printed in Vienna by Max Joffe. Dimensions vary from 19 cm x 14 cm to 20 cm x 17 cm. Mount dimension: 30 cm x 24cm

Subjects include: Portraits George Washington, Martha Washington, Baron von Steuben, Baron de Kalb, Comte de Rochambeau, Paul Jones, Benjamin Franklin, Gustavus Conyngham, Kasimierz Pulaski, Tadeusz Kosftiociuszko; Events of American Revolution Paul Revere, Boston Massacre, Death of Col. Rall, Nathan Hale, and several battle scenes.

Exhibitions on Arthur Szyk – Catalogues, programs and notes

2 - Canadian Jewish Congress, Laing Galleries, Toronto, January 1954, 4 page flyer.
1 - M. Knoedler and Co, NYC, August-September, 1946, 4 pages
1 - Memorial Exhibition, Jewish Museum of Jewish Theological Seminary of America, NYC, October-December 1952, 4 pages
1 - International Art Gallery, London, May-June 1933, 7 pages
last item are typed and hand written notes only from the original London exhibition catalogue, not included

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