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Moses Soyer papers, circa 1905-1974

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

The papers of Moses Soyer in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2009. The bulk of the papers have been scanned, and total 5,741 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Collection size: 3.8 linear feet

Collection Summary: The papers of realist painter Moses Soyer date from circa 1905 to 1974 and measure 3.8 linear feet. Within the papers are scattered biographical materials, general correspondence with friends, artists, galleries, art organizations, and others, as well as correspondence with his family, including his son David, writings and notes by Soyer and others, exhibition materials, news clippings, and other printed material, numerous photographs of Soyer, his family, fellow artists, friends and his artwork. Also found are book illustrations and loose sketches by Soyer.

Biographical/Historical Note: Moses Soyer (1899-1974) was a painter from New York, N.Y. Noted for social realism.

Portions of this collection were donated by Moses Soyer between 1966 and 1969, including some materials which he previously loaned for microfiliming in 1965. Additional material was donated by his son David Soyer in 1974 and 1975.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

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Also in the Archives

Related Materials

Also found at the Archives of American Art are the Abe Lerner papers concerning the book Moses Soyer, 1961-1970, a Moses Soyer letter to Herbert S. Schimmel, and a Moses Soyer letter and two photographs, donated by Marilyn Mark. Also at the Archives are the papers of Raphael Soyer, Moses Soyer's twin brother.