Also considered an American Scene Painter, Raphael Soyer excelled in paintings and prints which depicted men and women in everyday, commonplace set… [Lire la biographie »]
Raphael Soyer biographie
Also considered an American Scene Painter, Raphael Soyer excelled in paintings and prints which depicted men and women in everyday, commonplace settings. He was able to evoke a sentiment so characteristic of his time through the expressions, settings, and actions within his works. Born in Russia during the oppression, his family emigrated to the Bronx in 1912 where Soyer derived most of his early cultural influences for his future canvases and drawings.
Coming from a large, Jewish, and intellectual family, Soyer underwent his academic career in and around New York during the 1920s where he gathered most of his inspiration amidst the depression-era working class and immigrant urban sprawl. His renditions were considered to be genuine, heartfelt works of mostly his friends and family, using a combination of quick, successive strokes and organic uses of color and light. His style emerged to include eye-opening studies of the hard-working, average, American, encapsulating struggle, grief, and the grace of defeat. He deviated from making overtly political commentaries through his works, rather, he focused on the emotions surrounding the socio-economic plight that many immigrant Americans felt during the Great Depression and just before WWII.
By the 1930s, Soyer began showing at exhibitions held at The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Carnegie Institute, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Dubbed the “dean of American realists” by the New York Times, he ventured into teaching and writing, co-founding the magazine, Reality and also publishing several books including Diary of an Artist (New Republic Books, 1977), Raphael Soyer: Self-Revealment: A Memoir (Random House, 1969), and Homage to Thomas Eakins, etc. (Thomas Yoseloff, 1966). Soyer died in New York in 1987.
Signed original Rafael Soyer lithograph, paintings, and etchings at 25-50% off gallery retail prices.
Sell Your Soyer
Vendre votre Soyer bien l'art avec nous. Nous offrons libérons des évaluations.
Masterworks Fine Art strives to be the best source of fine art for our clients and collectors all over the world. We also want to be an educational resource to the art community. We have educational fine art material for students and researchers, and we will continue to donate fine art to charities. You can see some of our donations made by Masterworks Fine Art. We believe the most direct way to accomplish this is by establishing a lifetime of personal and professional relationships with our clients. More About Us »