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Ink and Blood One of Arthur Szyk's most iconic pieces, Ink and Blood, is represented in the Dallas Holocaust Museum's exhibit, Drawn to Action.

The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is exhibiting more than fifty political and satirical illustrations by the famous artist, Arthur Szyk.  Open through Jan. 31, 2015, the special exhibition features the life and work of the man Eleanor Roosevelt called “a one man army” for the Allied cause.

When Hitler invaded Poland, Szyk (a Polish Jew) fiercely voiced his opposition through his meticulous and vivid illustrations. In 1940, Szyk left Europe for the United States. He continued his artistic endeavors in order "to alert and inform" the rest of the world about the severity of the conditions in Europe.

After the war, Szyk embraced the patriotism of his adopted country and was granted American citizenship in 1948. Ever the activist, he later used his talent to become a voice against Jim Crow, the KKK and lynching.

The exhibit is free with regular admission to the museum. To find out more information about the exhibit and the museum, visit DallasHolocaustMuseum.org.

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