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Raphael Soyer
NURSING MOTHER SEATED Signed Lithograph, Portrait Drawing, Baby Breastfeeding




NURSING MOTHER SEATED is an original hand drawn (not digitally or photo reproduced) limited edition lithograph by the artist Raphael Soyer - Russian/American Social Realism Painter, 1899-1987. Printed using traditional hand lithography techniques on archival Arches printmaking paper 100% acid-free rag. Sensitive, realistic pencil drawn portrait of a calmly seated woman breastfeeding a baby in her lap . Very fine impression - has the feel of a graphite drawing. Artist Bio: Raphael Soyer was a painter, draughtsman, and printmaker who believed that "if art is to survive, it must describe and express people, their lives and times. It must communicate." From an early age Soyer and his brothers Moses and Isaac were encouraged to draw by their father, a teacher of Hebrew literature and history. Forced to leave Russia in 1912, they immigrated to the United States and settled in Brooklyn. In the mid 1920s, having studied at Cooper Union, the National Academy of Design, and the Art Students League, Soyer painted scenes of life on New York's east side. His portrayals of derelicts, working people, and the unemployed around Union Square during the Depression reveal more of a poignant vision of the human condition than the art of social protest popular with many of his contemporaries. Throughout his life Soyer painted people—his friends, himself, studio models—with an unerring eye for intimacy and mood. Virginia M. Mecklenburg Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press for the National Museum of American Art, 1987)


  • Creator
    Raphael Soyer (1899-1987, American)
  • Creation Year
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Width: 22 in. (55.88 cm)
  • More Editions & Sizes
    Edition 300Price: $400
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  • Condition
    Pencil signed P.P. (Printers Proof) aside from edition of 300. Very fine condition, never been framed, printers chop embossed on lower left.
  • Gallery Location
    Union City, NJ
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU83235079342

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