Vintage Lithograph Print of Ballerina by Moses Soyer (1899-1974)
Beautiful lithograph of a resting ballet dancer. Very good condition. Hand signed M. Soyer and "Trial Proof" in pencil.
Size framed: 18.5 x 22.5
Moses Soyer (December 25, 1899 – September 3, 1974) was an American social realist painter. He died in the Chelsea Hotel in New York while painting Phoebe Neville. Soyer was born in Borisoglebsk, Russia, in 1899. His father was a Hebrew scholar, writer and teacher. His family emigrated to the USA in 1912. Two of Soyer's brothers, Raphael (his identical twin) and Isaac were also painters. Soyer's wife, Ida, was a dancer, and dancers are a recurring subject in his paintings. Soyer studied art in New York, first at Cooper Union and later at Ferrer Art School, where he studied under the Ashcan painters Robert Henri and George Bellows. He had his first solo exhibition in 1926 and began teaching art the following year at the Contemporary Art School and The New School.