Feb 04 at 12:00 PM - Sale 2557 -

Sale 2557 - Lot 34

Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500

RAPHAEL SOYER (1899-1987)


Union Square.
Lithograph. 180x220 mm; 7 1/8x8 5/8 inches, wide margins. Edition of approximately 10. Signed in crayon, lower right. Printed by Jacob Friedland, New York, with the partial blind stamp, lower margin. 1929.

A very good impression of this scarce lithograph. Cole 17A.

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.