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    MOSES SOYER (American 1899-1974)
    Woman in Red, c.1940
    Oil on canvas
    20in. x 16in.
    Signed upper right: M Soyer

    Moses Soyer was born in Russia in 1899. He was the twin brother of Raphael, and brother of Isaac Soyer, both noted artists. In 1912, the Soyers immigrated to the United States and eventually settled in New York City. Moses Soyer's artistic studies began in 1916, and included classes in New York at Cooper Union, the National Academy of Design, the Educational Alliance, and the Modern School, where Robert Henri and George Bellows influenced him. After traveling to Europe on a fellowship, Soyer taught at several New York art schools until the Depression. The somber mood of the city provided ample inspiration for his artistic expression and he portrayed his subjects in the perseverance of hard work or in the uncertainty of unemployment. Soyer's paintings can be found in important public collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Denver Art Museum, National Gallery of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. This lot accompanied by a hardcover limited edition book on the works of Soyer.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2004
    21st-22nd Friday-Saturday
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