Soyer, Raphael

   US artist. Soyer arrived in New York in 1912, the son of a Russian immigrant family. He came to the fore as a painter of social protest in the Depression years after 1929, and in the Roosevelt New Deal era that followed. His subjects were drawn from the Jewish and Italian immigrant communities of Lower East Side, New York, and he depicted them with a compassion and skill that made him the recognized dean of American Realist art. His twin brother Moses was also an important painter on similar themes. Both of them were also notable art teachers. Raphael wrote A Painter’s Pilgrimage (1962) and Homage to Thomas Eakins (1966), and Moses was the author of Painting the Human Figure (1964). A younger brother, Isaac (b. 1907), was also a successful painter and teacher.

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  • SOYER, RAPHAEL — (1899–1987), U.S. painter and printmaker. Born in Borisoglebsk, Russia, Raphael Soyer was one of three of the six Soyer children – along with his twin brother moses soyer and younger brother Isaac Soyer – who became artists. In 1912, when the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Soyer, Raphael — (1899 1988)    American artist. Born in Borisoglebsk, Russia, he went to the US in 1913. He studied at the Educational Alliance School and at the Art Students League. He painted scenes of New York …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Raphael Soyer — Infobox Artist bgcolour = #6495ED name = Raphael Soyer imagesize = caption = birthname = birthdate = 1899 location = Borisoglebsk, Tambov deathdate = 1987 deathplace = nationality = American field = Draftsman, Painting, Printing training =… …   Wikipedia

  • SOYER, MOSES — (1899–1974), U.S. painter. Born into a cultured family, Moses Soyer, his twin brother raphael soyer , and younger brother Isaac Soyer all became well known artists associated with the Social Realist style of painting. The family was forced out of …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Soyer — [soi′ər] 1. Moses 1899 1974; U.S. painter, born in Russia 2. Raphael 1899 1987; U.S. painter, born in Russia: twin brother of Moses * * * …   Universalium

  • Soyer — [soi′ər] 1. Moses 1899 1974; U.S. painter, born in Russia 2. Raphael 1899 1987; U.S. painter, born in Russia: twin brother of Moses …   English World dictionary

  • Isaac Soyer — Infobox Artist name = Isaac Soyer imagesize = caption = birthname = birthdate = 1902 Borisoglebskcite web last = first = authorlink = coauthors = title = Soyer work = publisher = The Columbia Encyclopedia date = 2001 5 url =… …   Wikipedia

  • Moses Soyer — Born December 25, 1899 Borisoglebsk, Tambov Died September 3, 1974 Movement Social Realism Moses Soyer (December 25, 1899 – September 3, 1974) was an Americ …   Wikipedia

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  • Visual arts of the United States — refers to the history of painting and visual art in the United States. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, artists primarily painted landscapes and portraits in a realistic style. A parallel development taking shape in rural… …   Wikipedia

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