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Arthur Szyk

Guest posted by Eric Yahnker,

During WWII, Polish-Jewish artist Arthur Szyk’s highly-charged, acidic caricatures of Axis-power leaders in his trademark illuminated manuscript style, reportedly enjoyed more popularity than pin-up girls on the walls of American military bases. With an alleged bounty issued by Hitler on his head, Szyk emigrated to the U.S. in 1940 with the sole assignment of “popularizing the struggle of the British and Polish nations with Nazism in the New World.”

Posted by Eric Yahnker