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Raphael Soyer

(Memories, Portfolio) Woman with Plant, 1969

Lithograph
22 × 16 1/2 in
55.88 × 41.91 cm
Edition 66/150
This is part of a limited edition set.
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About the work
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Framed Dimensions: 68.58 x 53.34 cm

This lithograph from 1969 shows a rendering of a standing young …

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Framed Dimensions: 68.58 x 53.34 cm

This lithograph from 1969 shows a rendering of a standing young pregnant woman in black and white, casual and effortless. One of Soyer’s later works, it is representative of his realist technique where he uses quick, successive strokes to depict ordinary individuals in everyday life …

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Courtesy of Dennis Lloyd Elliott
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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About the work
International Studio & Curatorial Program Benefit Auction

Framed Dimensions: 68.58 x 53.34 cm

This lithograph from 1969 shows a rendering of a standing young …

Read more

Framed Dimensions: 68.58 x 53.34 cm

This lithograph from 1969 shows a rendering of a standing young pregnant woman in black and white, casual and effortless. One of Soyer’s later works, it is representative of his realist technique where he uses quick, successive strokes to depict ordinary individuals in everyday life …

Read more
Medium
Print
Signature
Signed
Image rights
Courtesy of Dennis Lloyd Elliott
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

(Memories, Portfolio) Woman with Plant, 1969

Lithograph
22 × 16 1/2 in
55.88 × 41.91 cm
Edition 66/150
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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