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[Russian-born American Social Realist Painter, 1899-1987]
Raphael Soyer Works Online
Categorized & Annotated
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Original works by Raphael Soyer available for purchase at art galleries worldwidePaintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Art Institute of Chicago NEW!Art Market:
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco NEW!
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City NEW!
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston NEW!
Museum of Modern Art, New York City
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online
Raphael Soyer at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts
Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
Kneeling Nude, drawing
Asheville Art Museum, North Carolina
Ball State Museum of Art, Indiana
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University, Indiana
Brooklyn Museum, New York City
Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
(Undocumented Feature: In many cases the raw JPG image is much larger than displayed on the screen)
Canton Museum of Art, Ohio
Scroll down the alphabetical list for 5 works by Soyer
Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, Charleston, West Virginia
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina
Entering the Studio
Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire
Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa
Guilford College Art Gallery, North Carolina
Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. NEW!
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
Jersey City Museum, New Jersey
The Seamstress, 1954
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Mississippi
Los Angeles County Museum of Art NEW!
Maier Museum of Art at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Virginia
(Note: Click the title to view the artwork details, not the thumbnail image.)
Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
Museum of the National Academy of Design, New York City
National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Seated Woman, 1953
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Philadelphia Museum of Art NEW!
Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
Furnished Room, etching
Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago
State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy
Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago NEW!
6 works online (click "Artwork by This Artist" to see the complete list)
The Art Gallery at the University of Maryland
2 prints online (the 4th and 5th images on the page are by Raphael Soyer)
The Huntington Library, California
The Jewish Museum, New York City
Dancing Lesson, 1926
Seated Couple, 1954
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)
Self Portrait, 1980
U.S. Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Waterfront, lithograph, 1934
University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City
Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Wichita Art Museum, Kansas
3 works online
National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:
Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary NEW!Pictures from Image Archives:
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)
Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)
Raphael Soyer at The AthenaeumMiscellaneous Sites:
18 works online
Image archive with zoomable images
California State University WorldImages Database
Raphael Soyer at CGFA
Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)
Additional Image Search Tools:
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Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MassacusettsArticles and Reference Sites:
Lot #21 in this 2007 fundraising auction was a lithograph by Raphael Soyer
The Fine Arts Conservancy, Florida
Interesting before-and-after examples of artwork restorations
Girl in a Green Blouse
University Art Museum at the University of California
Union List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.
Wikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
Men at the Mission, 1935
Resource Library Magazine
Raphael Soyer at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
1981 interview from the Oral History project