Raphael Soyer (1899-1987)


Raphel Soyer, one of America's foremost social-realist painters, fled from Czarist Russiain 1912 at the age of 14 and immigrated to New york City where he had to work at factory jobs and sell newspapers to earn a living.
Encouraged by his parents to draw and paint, Soyer took night courses at Cooper Union, and then enrolled at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League.
Later in life, he lived and worked on Amsterdam Avenue In New York City and his first one-man show was held in 1929 at the Daniel Gallery in New York.
In 1967 the Whitney Museum of Art held a retrospective exhibition of Soyer's work.
His paintings regularly sold for $50,000 in the 1970s.
For someone who knows his work, these two oil on canvas paintings are a wonderful opportunity.

Raphael Soyer "Girl in India Plaid Dress" oil on canvas painting for sale
Raphael Soyer "Late Sunday" oil on canvas painting for sale
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