Szyk Society of Burlingame plans Washington party

Szyk quickly rose to prominence as the leading political caricaturist in the United States during World War II. Adolf Hitler put a price tag on his head. The Times of London declared his artwork to be "among the most beautiful ever produced by the hand of man." An ardent defender of Zionism, Szyk was also lauded by Eleanor Roosevelt as a "one-man army against fascism."

The Arthur Szyk Society, a national, nonprofit arts organization, presents the artist's prolific body of works and is dedicated to preserving Szyk's legacy as an artist and as a champion of democratic and Jewish values.

In the fall, the society will collaborate with U.C. Berkeley and Lehrhaus Judaica in premiering "Justice Illuminated," a traveling exhibition for display at Bay Area campuses.

For information, call Maya Stein (650) 343-9578 or go to