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Arthur Szyk (1894 – 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.

Come and join us for the May meeting of the Capital of Texas Postcard Club in 2018 to be held on Tuesday, May 1st, at the South Austin Senior Activity Center, 3911 Manchaca Rd., 78704, 7:00-9:00.

Gregg Philipson will be presenting a very interesting talk titled "The Postcard Art of Arthur Szyk - Artist ~ Illustrator ~ Patriot"

Gregg is a collector and expert on Judaica and Holocaust related material. 

Refreshments are potluck style so bring what you like and what you can! The Club will provide drinks.

We expect that a number of dealers will be able to bring some boxes of postcards to this meeting to browse through, and you, too, are invited to bring along any postcards that you would like to sell, trade, or show-and-tell.