Fine Art: Cyril Satorsky

Cyril Satorsky was born into a Jewish family in Whitechapel in the East End of London in 1927.  He attended the Leeds College of Art where he earned a National Diploma in Design 1944.  He was awarded a Royal Scholarship in 1946 to  attend the Royal Collegeof Art in London.  In 1949 he graduated with an Associate of the Royal College of Art with First Class Honors. Satorsky worked as an artist and designer in London and at the University of Texas in Austin, taught at Leicester University, Hammersmith College of Art, Camberwell College of Arts and Crafts and at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, where he served as chairman of the Department of Visual Communication.   Cyril passed away on September 2nd, 2021.


A Pride of Rabbis

Limited first edition of 250. Elephant folio (18 1/4 x 12″). Unpaginated. [15] loose double-leaves housed in a half linen over blue cloth chemise, in full blue cloth slipcase. The chemise is blue-lettered along spine. Colophon hand-signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. “A Pride of Rabbis” is a collection of satirical and ribald poems regarding rabbis written in the style of midrashic discourses. This work is splendidly illustrated throughout with 13 irreverent, humorous full-page linocuts by Cyril Satorsky, all hand-printed on sumptuous rag paper. One of 250 signed and numbered copies printed on Hosho paper under the artist’s supervision. This is #120.

The Rabbis featured in A Pride of Rabbis