Lawrence Fine Art

Name : Moses Soyer
Biography :

 1899-1974

Moses Soyer, along with twin brother Raphael, is considered "one of the most important figurative artists of the twentieth century" (ACA Galleries). Influenced by Bonnard and Degas, but also by the Ashcan School artists Robert Henri and George Bellows, Soyers is known for his portraits of everyday people, ballerinas and nudes.  His works very often depict intimate moments of quiet reflection and plumb the psychological depths of the sitter.

Soyer studied at Cooper Union and the National Academy of design and also with Ashcan artists Henri and Bellows.  He had his first solo exhibition in 1926. He was represented by ACA Galleries for many years.

His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Met, Whitney, Hirshhorn, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, and the Phillips Collection, among others.

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