Through the generosity of the late Bena Mayer, a painter and the widow of Ralph Mayer, author of The Artist’s Handbook of Techniques and Materials, The Painter’s Craft, and A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, archives related to her husband’s research and writings have been given to the Yale University School of Art for the establishment of the Ralph Mayer Learning Center. The purpose of the Center is to support research and writing on the use of materials, and for the study of artists’ techniques in the field of drawing and painting.
Original Mayer manuscripts and memorabilia are included in the collection of the Yale University Arts Library and available on a non-circulating basis to members of the Yale community and the public.
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