Moses Soyer letter

Collection ID:
Soyer, Moses, 1899-1974
Physical Description:
1 Item
(on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letter to Herbert S. Schimmel on the subject of the avant-garde and critics, in which Soyer points out that the materials of the Abstract Expressionists are so perishable that the art may not stand the test of time. He recalls the unembellished beauty of unframed and unstretched paintings by Rembrandt, Corot, and Van Gogh, and asks how the canvasses of the Abstract Expressionists would appear in the same light.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; New York, N.Y. Noted for social realism.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3472 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1962 by Herbert Schimmel.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Abstract expressionism Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Realism Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schimmel, Herbert D., 1909- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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