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Raphael Soyer

ca. 1967-1970 Eugenie Gershoy Born: Krivoi Rog, Russia 1901 Died: United States 1986 bronze 19 5/8 x 7 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. (50.0 x 19.1 x 19.7 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Stanley Bard 1972.90 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 47B


Luce Center Label

Moses and Raphael Soyer were identical twin brothers. Born in Russia, they immigrated with their family to America in 1913. They both studied art in New York, and went on to become successful figurative painters. During the 1930s, the brothers became involved with the Works Progress Administration and worked together on several large projects, including a mural for the Kingsessing Station Post Office in Philadelphia. Both Raphael and Moses were influenced by the Depression and painted many realistic scenes that expressed their concern for America’s poor and unemployed citizens.

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Object - art tool - artist's brush

Occupation - art - draftsman

Occupation - art - painter

Occupation - art - printmaker

Portrait male - Soyer, Raphael - full length

sculpture

metal - bronze

About Eugenie Gershoy

Born: Krivoi Rog, Russia 1901 Died: United States 1986

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