Mayer, Bena Frank
Active in New York, N.Y.
Size: Transcript: 63 p.
Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 8 min.
Collection Summary: An interview of Ralph and Bena Frank Mayer conducted circa 1964, by Harlan Phillips, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical/Historical Note: Bena Frank Mayer (1898-1991) and her husband, Ralph (1895-1979) were painters and educators in New York, N.Y. Bena Frank Mayer was also a printmaker.
This interview 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.