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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.
Moses Soyer letter, [undated]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 3472 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Painter; New York, N.Y. Noted for social realism.
Donated 1962 by Herbert Schimmel.
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