Raphael Soyer papers


Raphael Soyer papers


The papers of realist painter Raphael Soyer date from 1933 to 1989 and measure 3.9 linear feet. They document Soyer's career as a painter, printmaker, and writer. Found within the papers are scattered biographical materials, including several transcripts of interviews with Soyer; extensive personal and professional correspondence; writings and notes by Soyer and others; scattered legal and financial records; exhibition materials, clippings and other printed material; and photographs of Soyer in his studio, with artists and friends, and at art events. Also found are one sketch and a facsimile of Soyer's 1968 sketchbook produced by Forum Gallery. Biographical materials include award certificates, including a 1975 certificate from the National Academy of Design, lists of artwork by Soyer, and several transcripts of interviews with Raphael Soyer in which he discusses topics such as his career as an artist, artists in New York City, and the inspiration for his artwork. Personal and professional correspondence is with numerous artists, writers, art historians, curators, gallery owners, arts organizations, museums, and universities. Correspondents include Lambro Ahlas, Rudolf Baranik, George Biddle, John Bratby, David Burliuk, Peter De Francia, Lloyd Goodrich, Joseph Hirsch, Joseph Hirshhorn, Edward Hopper, Joe Lasker, Henry Varnum Poor, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and many others. Additional correspondence is addressed to <emph render="italic">Reality</emph> magazine, for which Soyer was an editor.Writings and notes by Soyer include several drafts and notes for his four published books <emph render="italic">A Painter's Pilgrimage</emph> (1962), <emph render="italic">Homage to Thomas Eakins</emph> (1966), <emph render="italic">Self-Revealment: a Memoir</emph> (1969), and <emph render="italic">Diary of an Artist</emph> (1977). Also by Soyer are draft essays, lectures, and articles - many about social realism. Writings by others include essays and articles by artists and art scholars sent to Soyer for review.Scattered legal and financial records include bank statements, receipts, leases, and documents related to the publishing of his books. Printed material consists of exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings, and other published items.Photographs depict Soyer in his studio, with other artists and friends such as Chaim Gross, Edward Hopper, and Jose De Creeft, and at art events, and include a few photographs of his artwork. Also found are one pencil sketch and a facsimile of Soyer's 1968 sketchbook produced by Forum Gallery.




SNAC Resource ID: 6630731

Archives of American Art

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Ahlas, Lambro.

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Hirsch, Joseph, 1910-1981

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Painter; New York, N.Y. From the description of Joseph Hirsch papers, 1932-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122502546 Joseph Hirsch (1910-1981) was a painter and lithographer from New York, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Joseph Hirsch, 1970 Nov. 13-Dec. 2 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 495596628 From the description of Oral history interview with Joseph Hirsch, 1970 Nov. 13-Dec. 2 [sound recording]. (Unkno...

de Francia, Peter

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Baranik, Rudolf

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B. 1920, d. 1998. From the description of Rudolf Baranik artist file. (Whitney Museum of American Art). WorldCat record id: 228432596 Painter, printmaker, and instructor; New York, N.Y. Born 1920. Died 1998. From the description of Rudolf Baranik papers, 1951-1982. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122514884 d. March 6, 1998. From the description of Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83412741 ...

Baranik, Rudolf

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Lasker, Joe

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After winning the Prix de Rome, working free lance and as a visiting professor, Joseph Leon Lasker began illustrating Miriam Schlein books in the 1960s. He later began illustrating his own titles, beginning with Mothers Can Do Anything (1972), focusing on histories and books about special children. From the description of What do I do? : production material, 1967. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62496891 From the description of My house : producti...

Burli︠u︡k, David, 1882-1967

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Painter, poet, and editor; New York, N.Y. b. 1882 Died Jan. 1967, at age 84. From the description of David Burliuk papers, 1926-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86122634 Painter, poet, editor; New York, N.Y. b. 1882 Died Jan. 1967, at age 84. From the description of David Burliuk interview, 1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83456916 David Davidovich Burliuk (1882-1967) was a Russian-Am...

De Francia, Peter

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Ahlas, Lambro

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Goodrich, Lloyd, 1897-1987

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Art historian; biographer of Thomas Eakins. From the description of Letters : Little Compton, R.I., and New York, to Seymour Adelman, 1971 Oct. 8, 1975 Apr. 12, and 1981 Feb. 15. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28406825 Museum officer, art historian. From the description of Reminiscences of Lloyd Goodrich : oral history, 1968. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122419785 Museum director, art historian. ...

Bratby, John, 1928-1992

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Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987

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Soyer was a painter; New York, N.Y. From the description of Artists' statement, 1947. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122394893 Painter. From the description of Raphael Soyer papers, 1949-1954. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63935130 Raphael Soyer, 1899-1987, painter of New York, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Raphael Soyer, 1981 May 13-June 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 657038622 From ...

Hirsch, Joseph, 1910-

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Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970

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Also contains correspondence from Bessie Breuer Poor, wife of Henry Varnum Poor. From the description of Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1929-1939. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155893302 Henry Varnum Poor, painter and ceramic artist, earned his A.B. in graphic arts at Stanford University in May 1910. As a student he was a member of the Art Club and the Gym Club, on the varsity track team, and on the executive committee of the associated stu...

Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967

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Biddle, George, 1885-1973

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George Biddle was an author and a widely exhibited artist who also contributed to national magazines. He died in 1973. From the description of Business and personal papers, 1929-1943. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 122573566 B. 1885 d. 1973. From the description of George Biddle artist file. (Whitney Museum of American Art). WorldCat record id: 228433040 American artist and Chairman, War Department Art Advisory Committee. From the ...

Singer, Isaac Bashevis, 1904-1991

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED Novelist, short story writer. From the guide to the Isaac Bashevis Singer Manuscripts, [ca. 1960]-1971, (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Novelist, short story writer; came to America in 1935. Born Isaac Singer July 14, 1904, in Radzymin, Poland; son of Pinchos Menachem and Bathsheba (Zylberman) Singer. From the description of Manuscripts collection, [ca. 1960]-1970. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 477256024 ...