Jan 27, 2022 - Sale 2593

Sale 2593 - Lot 138

Price Realized: $ 938
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800

RAPHAEL SOYER (1899-1987)

Old Man Warming His Hands.
Etching. 250x150 mm; 9 3/4x5 7/8 inches, full margins. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin. Published by the Federal Art Project, Works Progress Administration, New York City, with the ink stamp lower left. 1937.

A very good impression. Cole 45.

Soyer is known for his social realist depictions of daily life around New York City. He participated in the WPA as a muralist, completing the murals at the Kingsessing Station Post Office in Philadelphia with his brother Moses (1899-1974) in 1939, and painting two murals for the Queens Borough Public Library in 1936. He was also engaged as a printmaker, and the WPA published many of his lithographs during that time.