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A Finding Aid to the Moses Soyer papers, circa 1905-1974 | Digitized Collection

Moses Soyer papers, circa 1905-1974

Soyer, Moses, 1899-1974

Painter, Lithographer

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 Information

Size: 3.8 linear feet

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.

Provenance

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.

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Funding

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