[USHMM #94615/Gift of Alexandra and Joseph Braciejowski;
Original materials: Graphite, colored pencil, and ink on paper;
Original dimensions: 8 1/4" x 11 9/16"]
The Painter and the Clipper, 1940
May 1940, German troops invaded France and the Low Countries, defeating those nations within weeks. Great Britain, with only the remnants of its former allies’ armies, fought alone against the Nazi threat. Szyk’s devotion to the Allied cause is aptly shown in this image of Great Britain valiantly fighting alone to clip the growing Nazi menace to world peace. He portrayed Hitler as a failed artist who turned his talents to mass murder and destruction.