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Arthur Szyk (1894-1951) - $50.00
Polish-born, American Cartoonist
1947 Signed Check
Arthur Szyk (1894-1951). Polish-born, American Artist, famous for his anti-Axis political illustrations, caricatures, and cartoons during World War II. He illustrated magazine and newspaper articles and books; including an illustrated Haggadah of Pesach, the Szyk Hagaddah, cited by The Times as worthy to be placed among the most beautiful of books that the hand of man has ever produced. Szyk dedicated his work to democracy and freedom, and end to political injustice and human suffering, saying of his work. Art is not my aim, it is my means, and I am but a Jew praying in art.
Document Signed Check, written on THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK & TRUST Co., dated July 22, 1947, #736, paid to the order of : General Electric Credit Corporation in the amount of $28.50. This check is made out in blue/black ink, printed MOST PROBABLY IN SZYK’S HAND, but most certainly signed by Arthur Szyk.
It is a fine example of the artist’s signature on an item other than his trade.