FINE ART INVESTMENTS SINCE 1978
Title: "Intimate Interior"
Medium: Original Etching
Limited Edition: 4/50
Image Size: 7" x 8"
Raphael Soyer (December 25, 1899 – November 4, 1987) was a Russian-born American painter, draftsman, and
printmaker. Soyer was referred to as an American scene painter. He is identified as a Social Realist because of his interest
in men and women viewed in contemporary settings which included the streets, subways, salons and artists' studios of
New York City. He also wrote several books on his life and art. Soyer's teaching career began at the John Reed Club, New
York, in 1930 and included stints at the Art Students League, the New School for Social Research and the National
Academy. His work is in numerous museums including the Museum of Modern Art; The Corcoran Gallery of Art,
Washington, D.C.; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University; The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; The New York
Public Library, New York; Tel Aviv Museum, Israel; Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy and Los Angeles County Museum,
California. Victor Ganz started collecting art in his teenage years with the purchases of watercolors by Louis Eilshemius
and Jules Pascin and an oil painting by Raphael Soyer. Soyer was hired in 1940, along with eight other prominent
American artists, to document dramatic scenes and characters during the production of the film The Long Voyage
Home, a cinematic adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's plays. He died in New York in 1987 from cancer.