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The Smithsonian Archives of American Art have an online exhibition of the papers of Russian-born artist Raphael Soyer, who was one of the "leading realist painters and printmakers, often depicting Depression-era transients, Manhattan streetscapes, shoppers, and women at work." The Smithsonian digitized the majority of Soyer's papers, and they now have 6050 images. The "More About this Collection" tab allows visitors to read more "Biographical Information", get an "Overview of the Collection", and learn "How to Use the Collection". The collection of papers dates from 1933-1989 and visitors interested in browsing the collection by the type of material should check out the list of series, 1-7, on the homepage. Series 1 contains biographical material from 1939-1986, and contains several interview transcripts. Other series include material types such as "Correspondence, 1940-1988", which includes business and personal correspondence, "Legal and Financial Records, 1959-1988", "Photographs, circa 1953-1987" and "Artwork, 1968, undated", which includes a wonderful sketchbook of Soyer's.
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Date of Scout Publication 2010-04-16
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/ScoutReport/2010/scout-100416#7

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