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Soldier in Art

Soldier in Art

This film is a wordless, musical tribute to the main themes in the life and work of Polish-Jewish artist, activist and World War Two political cartoonist, Arthur Szyk (1894–1951). The themes covered by Szyk’s work were primarily the ideals of American democracy; the horrors of Nazism; the tragedy of the Holocaust and the rebirth of the Jewish people in Israel. Szyk was a leading visual voice in New York during World War Two against the Axis powers. Screening with The Lady in Number 6.

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    James Ruxin