Sunday, January 2, 2011

Arthur Szyk at the Legion of Honor

There are times when the smaller, lesser hyped up shows at museums are sometimes the best ones to see. The Arthur Szyk exhibit at the Legion of Honor is one of those small shows well worth checking out. The Japanesque show is great (there is just a week left). But be sure to walk down to the far end of the museum. Pass under the Spanish Ceiling and go further to the end. You’ll find a one room show of Szyk’s work.

The images will probably look familiar and you’ll recognize the style. Even if you haven’t seen the particular work shown, it feels familiar. There is that old, illustrated work of classic literature on your shelf with a few colorful plates, and they are probably the work of Arthur Szyk.

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