Raphael Soyer

Raphael Soyer
American (1895 – 1961)

Raphael Soyer lithographs

Soyer was a Russian-born painter.  He was the twin to the artist Moses Soyer (1899-1974).  He was the older brother of the painter Isaac Soyer (1907-1981). “During the 1930’s their work was typical of the Social Realism practiced by the American Scene painters, depicting the lives of working people with sympathy and at times a touching air of melancholy, as in Raphael’s well-known ‘Office Girls’ (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1936).” (The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists, edited by Ian Chilvers). Refer to ” Soyer – fifty years of printmaking 1917-1967 by Sylvan Cole, Jr.  His work from the late 1930’s is most collectible.

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The works are shown unframed to best display the image, but we will be happy to custom frame them to your specifications.