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 Raphael Soyer  (1899 - 1987)

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Lived/Active: New York      Known for: social realist figure and genre painting, lithography, teaching

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BIOGRAPHY for Raphael Soyer
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Birth
1899 (Borisoglebsk, Russia)
 
Death
1987 (New York City)

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New York




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social realist figure and genre painting, lithography, teaching

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Painters of Nudes
Modernism
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.

Soyer moved with his family to the Lower East Side of New York City in 1913, after they were deported from Russia by the Tsarist regime.  His father, a Hebrew teacher and writer, encouraged artistic and intellectual pursuits.  His popularity with his students in R (showing 500 of 10172 characters).



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