Jan 27, 2022 - Sale 2593

Sale 2593 - Lot 201

Price Realized: $ 6,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500

RAPHAEL SOYER (1899-1987)

Artist and Model.
Oil on linen. 387x579 mm; 20x16 inches. Signed in oil, lower left recto. Circa 1940.

Provenance: Purchased Sotheby's, New York, April 5, 1995, lot 288, by the current owner; private collection, New York.

The Graphic Arts Division of the WPA created print workshops. Raphael used these facilities and created prints he exhibited in the Fourteenth Municipal Art Committee Exhibition., October 21 - November 8, 1936. As an early participant in the programs, Soyer played a role in calling for the establishment of the American Artists' Congress. He was awarded two mural projects: In 1936 he completed two murals for Queens Borough Public Library, Queens, New York; Working along side Moses, the Soyer brothers painted two murals for the Kingsessing Station Post Office, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1939. These murals were later moved to the Philadelphia Metro District Facility, and are no longer on public view.