Boy and Girl by Raphael Soyer

Boy and Girl by Raphael Soyer

Boy and Girl

Raphael Soyer

Title

Boy and Girl

 
Artist

Raphael Soyer

  1899 - 1987 (biography)
Year
1954  
Technique
lithograph 
Image Size
12 x 7 11/16" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
proof, outside the published edition of 250 
Annotations
Annotated: "proof" in lower margin 
Reference
Cole 72; AAA1248 
Paper
antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
Associated American Artists, New York 
Inventory ID
22142 
Price
$750.00 
Description

Between 1937 (when he was working with the WPA) and 1967 Raphael Soyer was commissioned by Associated American Artists (AAA) in New York to do 56 prints for AAA publications. These works were primarily lithographs with a few etchings.

This 1954 lithograph by Rapahel Soyer depicts two young lovers in a reflective embrace. Soyer scratched into the litho stone to achieve the highlights in the composition. It was published in an edition of 250 by Associated American Artists (AAA) in 1954 and printed by Master Printer George Miller. The AAA raisonné number is 1248.

In his foreward for Sylvan Cole's raisonné 'Raphael Soyer: fifty years of printmaking, 1917-1967' Jacob Kainen commented:

"In the 1950s, Soyer's production of prints took a sharp upswing, with 1954 the decisive year. A tendency to simplify planes...became more pronounced. This is evident in 'The Window' and "Boy and Girl...