The Almost-Forgotten Jewish Artist Who Propagandized Against Hitler. Arthur Szyk's meticulously detailed, fiercely moral, Word War II-era political art is returning to the public consciousness due to revival efforts.
Labeled "The Jewish Magna Carta," The Statute of Kalisz signed in 1264 by Boleslav the Pious, Grand Duke of Poland, affirmed civil liberties for Polish Jewry. Szyk's illustrated text of the document represents a landmark in political art and Szyk's heroic career. Library of Congress