Ayres, Atlee Bernard
Active in San Antonio, Tex.
Size: Transcript: 25 pages
Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 49 min.
Collection Summary: An interview of Atlee B. Ayres conducted 1965 May 13, by Sylvia Loomis, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project. Ayres discusses his association with the WPA in San Antonio, Texas, 1934-1935, including his selection of local artists for Public Works of Art Project exhibits, WPA painting and architectural projects, and the growth of the arts in Texas.
Biographical/Historical Note: Atlee B. Ayres (1873-1969) was a architect in San Antonio, Texas.
Conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.