Feb 16, 2023 - Sale 2626

Sale 2626 - Lot 52

Price Realized: $ 5,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000

RAPHAEL SOYER (1899-1987)

Nude in an Interior.
Oil on canvas, c. 1949. Signed, Raphael Soyer, lower left. 508c406 mm; 20x16 inches.

Provenance: Forum Gallery, NY.

The Graphic Arts Division of the WPA created print workshops. Raphael Soyer 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.