July 8, 1981Manhattan, New York, United States of America
|Notable work(s)||Employment Agency, Portrait of My Father, Rebecca, and The Art Beauty Shop|
He was the fourth of six children; his older twin brothers Moses Soyer and Raphael Soyer were also painters. In 1912, his parents emigrated from Russia to New York. In his life, he created several paintings, the most notable being Employment Agency.
Soyer worked at a number of institutions in his life, mostly teaching art:
- Bell Aircraft Corporation in Buffalo, New York during World War II
- Albright Art School at Buffalo, New York during the years 1941-44
- Art Institute of Buffalo and Niagara Falls Art School during the 1940s
- Educational Alliance Art School in New York during the 1950s
- Brooklyn Museum School in New York City during the 1960s
- New School for Social Research in 1968
- Art Students League of New York in 1969
Isaac Soyer painted portraits of friends and relatives and vignettes of working-class life. Several of his principal works are in the collections of important museums such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, and the Dallas Museum of Art.
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- "Isaac Soyer". The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001. Retrieved 2007-04-28.
- "Isaac Soyer, a Painter Of the American Scene". New York Times. 16 July 1981. Retrieved 2007-04-26.
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