Oral history interview with Ronald Alfred Slayton, 1984 Aug. 22

Slayton, Ronald Alfred , b. 1910 d. 1992
Painter, Antiquarian
Active in Montpelier, Vt.

Size: Sound recording: 4 sound files (2 hrs. 15 min.) : digital, wav file

Collection Summary: An interview of Ronald Alfred Slayton conducted 1984 Aug. 22, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

Slayton discusses his childhood education in Barre, Vt. and Hanover, N.H.; training at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y.; involvement in government art projects and community betterment programs in Burlington, Vt.; setting up a community art program in Brandon, Vt.; developing hand-made crafts in Weston, Vt.; and destruction of most of his WPA paintings.

Biographical/Historical Note: Ronald Alfred Slayton (1910-1992) is a painter and crafts administrator from Montpelier, Vt.

This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.

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