1909 Studied art in Paris at the Academie Julian.
1913 Studied art in Krakow.
1914 Visited Palestine with young Polish-Jewish artists and writers.
1914 Enlisted in the Russian Army.
1916 Married Julia Liekerman.
1917 Birth of Arthur and Julia's first child, George.
1919-20 Artistic Director of the Department of Propaganda for the army in Lodz. Served in Polish Army as an officer in war against Russian Bolsheviks.
1919 Rewolucja w Niemczech [Revolution in Germany] was published, one of Szyk’s first illustrated books, a satirical commentary on post-World War I Germany.
1921 Moved to Paris. During the next ten years, while in Paris, Szyk illustrated several French books, such as Le Livre D'Esther, La Tentation de Saint Antoine, Le Juif Qui Rit, and Le Puits de Jacob [The Book of Esther, The Temptation of St. Anthony, The Jew who Laughs, The Well of Jacob.]
1922 Exhibited at Paris' Galeries A. Decour, the first of four one-man exhibitions in France.
Birth of second child, Alexandra.
1924 Commissioned by French government to paint portrait of the Pasha of Marrakesh. Szyk and his wife spent seven weeks in Morocco.
1926 Began 2-years of work on his 45-page illumination of the Statute of Kalisz, the "Jewish Magna Carta," the thirteenth-century "Bill of Rights" for the Jews of Poland.
1931 At the invitation of the League of Nations, Szyk began the illumination of the League Covenant. Though unfinished, it was exhibited in Geneva. Awarded Gold Cross of Merit by the Polish government in honor of exhibitions abroad at the Musee Galliera in Paris and the Musee d'Art et d'Histoire in Geneva.