Moses Soyer letter, [undated]

Soyer, Moses, b. 1899 d. 1974
Painter, Lithographer
Active in New York, N.Y.; Hamptenbays, N.Y.

Collection size: 1 item (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Letter to Herbert S. Schimmel on the subject of the avant-garde and critics, in which Soyer points out that the materials of the Abstract Expressionists are so perishable that the art may not stand the test of time. He recalls the unembellished beauty of unframed and unstretched paintings by Rembrandt, Corot, and Van Gogh, and asks how the canvasses of the Abstract Expressionists would appear in the same light.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; New York, N.Y. Noted for social realism.

Donated 1962 by Herbert Schimmel.

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