Judaica; Arthur Szuk - The Passover Haggadah with Bezalel Style Ornate Silver plated Metal binding with Gem Stones - 1960

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Judaica; Arthur Szuk - The Passover Haggadah with Bezalel Style Ornate Silver plated Metal binding with Gem Stones - 1960
Illustrated, Judaica, Religion - Quantity: 1 - Book

The Haggadah Executed by Arthur Szyk Edited by Cecil Roth - Massadah and Alumoth, Israel - c. 1960's - unpaginated, double pages - A lovely and significant edition of this sacred text.

Arthur Szyk, (June 16, 1894 – September 13, 1951) was a Polish-Jewish artist who worked primarily as a book illustrator and political artist throughout his decades-long career. Arthur Szyk was born into a prosperous middle-class Jewish family in Łódź, in the part of Poland which was under Russian rule in the 19th century. An acculturated Polish Jew, Szyk always proudly regarded himself both as a Pole and a Jew. From 1921, he lived and created his works mainly in France and Poland, and in 1937 he moved to the United Kingdom. In 1940, he settled permanently in the United States, where he was granted American citizenship in 1948.

Szyk's work is characterized in its material content by social and political commitment, and in its formal aspect by its rejection of modernism and embrace of the traditions of medieval and renaissance painting, especially illuminated manuscripts from those periods. Unlike most caricaturists, Szyk always showed great attention to the colouristic effects and details in his works.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Illustrated, Judaica, Religion
Author/ Illustrator
Judaica; Arthur Szuk
Book Title
The Passover Haggadah with Bezalel Style Ornate Silver plated Metal binding with Gem Stones
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1960
Edition
Reprint
Language
English, Hebrew
Original language
Yes
Binding/ Material
Mix / Multiple
Number of pages
83
Dimensions
22.5×18 cm
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