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Wed Oct 16, 2013, 06:43 PM

Cynthia



1954 Moses Soyer, American (b. 1899 Borisoglebsk Russia, d. 1974, NY)

Private Collection.

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Wed Oct 16, 2013, 06:48 PM

1. My dear NNadir!

Thank you for yet another gorgeous piece of art...

And as usual, I do not recognize the artist or the work. She is certainly looking out at us with what seems to be caution, or hesitation...

Thank you!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 06:04 AM

2. Thank you Peg...

Moses Sawyer is not a very well known painter, although many of his works appear in major museums, such as the Met in New York as well as others.

His identical twin, as well as another sibling, was also a excellent painters, although I think Moses was the best of them. Their styles were very close.

In the 1930's he was a prominent artist working on arts projects financed by the government, but is mostly known for his portraits - mostly of friends and ordinary people, often evoking great psychological depth, as I think this painting does.

He was described as being a part of the "social realism" school of art.

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