Moses Soyer - “Woman Portrait”
Image Size: 19.5″ x 15.5″
Frame Size: 21.5″ x 17.5″
The lithograph is printed on a heavy substrate, then roughened and chipped to create an authentic painting feel. It’s absolutely incredible! I do not know the exact title and date of the original painting by Moses Soyer, but I do believe the subject is one of his models named Cynthia. You’ll see his signature in the upper right hand corner in red.
Born December 25, 1899 in Borisoglebsk, Tombov, Russia and came to the United States in 1912. He had an identical twin brother, Raphael and a younger brother Isaac, were also painters. The Soyer brothers were raised in an intellectual atmosphere fostered by their father, Abraham, a Hebrew scholar. He married Ida, daughter of Russian immigrants, when he was 25 and she was 18. While they were in France, their son, David, was born in 1928. In the 1930s, the government hired Moses as part of the Works Progress Administration to paint murals in government buildings across the United States. Moses Soyer was popular both as an American realist painter and printmaker, most notable for his portraits, dancers and individuals performing in everyday life. He was elected to the National Academy of Design in 1963 and in 1966 to the National Institute of Arts and Letters. He died September 1974 in New York City.