Raphael Soyer

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It's better to be an authentic loser than a false success, and to die alive than to live dead.
William Markiewicz
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Raphael Soyer (18991987-11-04) was a Russian-born American painter. Soyer, referred to as an "American Scene" painter, was also an author who wrote his autobiography and a book on Thomas Eakins.


  • If art is to survive it must describe and express people, their lives and times.
  • People ... that's content to me ... humanity, humans, people.

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