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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.