Poland Fights Nazi Dragon - Polish War Relief by Arthur Szyk (1943)
Halftone on paper. Printed by Central Print and Litho. Co., Chicago. LC-USZ62-104301(color film copy transparency)
World War II began on September 1, 1939, when Germany invaded Poland. Arthur Szyk was living in New York at the time and contributed this dramatic work, the only known poster he designed, to the cause of Polish war relief. The motif of St. George and the dragon was one Szyk turned to many times throughout his career, depicting the concept of good triumphing over evil. Here, he portrays St. George as a soldier, the personification of Poland, fighting the Nazi dragon.