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Moses Soyer letter, [undated]

Soyer, Moses, 1899-1974

Lithographer, Painter


Collection Information

Size: 1 Item, (on partial microfilm reel)

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.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3472 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Moses Soyer letter, [undated]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.