Soyer was a Russian American painter best known for his Social Realist portraits of Depression Era Americans. His work is stylized, moody and depicts the daily struggle of people in a time of economic turmoil. His twin, Raphael, was also a painter. The model for “A Woman Sewing” is the same model for Raphael’s work with no known title that the gallery also owns. “A Woman Sewing” came to the gallery through Swann Auction Galleries in NY.