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Raphael Soyer

Girl at Doorway, 1941

Etching on wove
9 3/10 × 6 4/5 in
23.7 × 17.2 cm
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Roseberys

signed and titled in pencil: together with a collection of twenty-two etchings, lithographs and …

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signed and titled in pencil: together with a collection of twenty-two etchings, lithographs and prints by different American artists including: Frederick L Owen, Philip Kappel, C Jac Young, Russell Limbach, Lawrence Beall Smith, Hans Kleiber. Doris Lee, Adolf Dehn, John E Costigan, Luigi Lucioni, Frederico Castellon, …

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Raphael Soyer
Russian-American, 1899–1987
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Once dubbed the “East Side Degas,” Russian-Jewish émigré and social-realist painter Raphael Soyer depicted ordinary men and women in contemporary settings. While studying at the Art Students League of New York under Guy Pène du Bois, he was influenced by the Ashcan School’s faithful representations of daily life in New York City’s poorer corners. Soyer rejected abstract art, stating, “I choose to be a realist and a humanist in art.” In sympathetic renderings of the unemployed during and after the great economic crash of 1929, many of Soyer’s paintings came to embody the Depression, as in the drawn, weary face and soft eyes that gaze out of Portrait of Walter Broe (1932). Soyer also painted women in large numbers and various forms throughout his career, including nudes, shop-girls, prostitutes, and pedestrians, displaying a love for and fascination with the manifold faces of humanity.

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Roseberys

signed and titled in pencil: together with a collection of twenty-two etchings, lithographs and …

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signed and titled in pencil: together with a collection of twenty-two etchings, lithographs and prints by different American artists including: Frederick L Owen, Philip Kappel, C Jac Young, Russell Limbach, Lawrence Beall Smith, Hans Kleiber. Doris Lee, Adolf Dehn, John E Costigan, Luigi Lucioni, Frederico Castellon, …

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Raphael Soyer
Russian-American, 1899–1987
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Once dubbed the “East Side Degas,” Russian-Jewish émigré and social-realist painter Raphael Soyer depicted ordinary men and women in contemporary settings. While studying at the Art Students League of New York under Guy Pène du Bois, he was influenced by the Ashcan School’s faithful representations of daily life in New York City’s poorer corners. Soyer rejected abstract art, stating, “I choose to be a realist and a humanist in art.” In sympathetic renderings of the unemployed during and after the great economic crash of 1929, many of Soyer’s paintings came to embody the Depression, as in the drawn, weary face and soft eyes that gaze out of Portrait of Walter Broe (1932). Soyer also painted women in large numbers and various forms throughout his career, including nudes, shop-girls, prostitutes, and pedestrians, displaying a love for and fascination with the manifold faces of humanity.

Raphael Soyer

Girl at Doorway, 1941

Etching on wove
9 3/10 × 6 4/5 in
23.7 × 17.2 cm
Bidding closed
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