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Postcard of a hunting tapestry miniature by Arthur Szyk inscribed to a friend

Object | Accession Number: 2013.514.6

French picture postcard of a miniature painting by Arthur Szyk inscribed to his friend Ze’ev (Vladimir) Jabotinsky in 1928. It depicts a medieval tapestry, La Battue aux Sangliers dans le Quercy [Hunting boars in Quercy]. Szyk was a Polish-born Jewish artist renowned for his miniatures, illuminations, and illustrations. Vladimir Jabotinsky (1880-1940) was the leader of the Revisionist Zionist movement, and a founder of Haganah and the Betar youth movement. In 1919, Szyk, originally from Lodz, Poland, moved to Paris where he met Jabotinsky. After the German invasion of Poland in September 1939, Szyk's work focused on anti-Nazi political cartoons. In 1940, he went to the US where he became a leading anti-Fascist editorial caricaturist and brought attention to the mass murder of Europe’s Jews by Nazi Germany.

Date
1928  (use)
Geography
use : Paris (France)
publication : Paris (France)
Language
French
Russian
Classification
Information Forms
Category
Postcards
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, The Abraham and Ruth Goldfarb Family Acquisition Fund
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:05:08
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