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Raphael Soyer, Woman in Red Stockings(319 views)
Signed in pencil lower right margin: "Raphael Soyer"; numbered in pencil lower left margin: "HC IX". A fine impression in fine condition with full margins.
Born in Borisoglebsk, Russia in 1899, Raphael Soyer is identified as a Social Realist painter because of his interest in the common man, although he avoided subjects that were particularly critical of society. The experience of immigrant life in the United States provided him with a rich source of imagery for his art, which was sensitive, penetrating portrayals including transients, shoppers, dancers, and fellow artists. Near his studio in Manhattan's Lower East Side he observed his fellow New Yorkers. His subjects were portrayed with strong, flat colors, which evoked a sense of isolation. Common themes were intimate studies of solitary women, often nudes, and portraits of fellow artists, reflecting his great affection and admiration for them.
Dimensions: 17 1/2 X 15 in.
Artist or Maker: Soyer, Raphael, American (1899-1987)
Medium: Color lithograph
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