Seated Ballerina lithograph signed M. Soyer on the lower right of the stone. Moses Soyer (1899-1974) was a Russian born artist that emigrated to the United States as a young boy. Soyer's wife Ida was a dancer and dancers are a recurring subject matter in his work. He lived in the Chelsea hotel where he died while painting dancer and choreographer Phoebe Neville. Text on the authentication label on the reverse of the frame reads as follows:
Born in 1899 in Russia, Moses Soyer is one of three renown brothers. Immigrating to New York at the age of 12, he now is considered one of America's greatest artists. Soyer's delicate portraits are in major museums including New York's Metropolitan, The Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art. The original lithograph, "Seated Ballerina," signed in the stone is a fine example of Soyer's honored work.
Société de Vérification de la Nouvelle Gravure Internationale of New York and Paris certifies and warrants that this is an original lithograph by Moses Soyer. The Société de Vérification de la Nouvelle Gravure has been created by The Collector's Guild Ltd. to set and uphold the highest standards for original lithographs and etchings.
In very good used condition with imperfections to frame as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Frame: 15 .25" by 12.25"; Visible Image: 10" by 7.5".
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