December 25, 1899|
|Died||September 3, 1974
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.
"Capturing Artists" by Jeffrey Sussman, published in The East Hampton Star, recounts the author's friendship with Moses Soyer and the photographic studies he did of him.
- The London Review of Books, Letters, (Phoebe Neville) 6 March 2014, page 6
- Jewish Renaissance, October 2009, p. 43.
- "Moses Soyer: Biography". American Art at the Phillips Collection. Retrieved April 24, 2013.
- "Moses Soyer". Jewish Virtual Library. Retrieved April 25, 2013.
- Goodman, Susan T. The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art. Oxford University Press. p. 521.
- Moses Soyer. Cleveland: World Publishing Co., 1962.
- Several Soyer exhibition catalogs from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries (fully available online as PDF)
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