Art Brokerage: Moses Soyer Russian Artist: b. 1899 - 1974. Dedicated to art expression with social-realist themes of the Depression Era in America, Moses Soyer was born in Czarist Russia in 1899, and was one of three artistic brothers, the others being Raphael and Isaac. Raphael Soyer was Moses' identical twin. Later in his career, Moses Soyer turned to the depiction of female figures, especially ballet dancers.