Size: 11 sound files (7 hr., 2 min.), digital, wav; 107 Pages, Transcript
Format: Originally recorded on 7 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 11 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hrs., 2 min.
Summary: Interview of William Ashby McCloy conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in Uncasville, CT on May 20, 1982, June 30, 1992, and Oct. 19, 1992.
McCloy speaks of his childhood and youth in China; athletic prowess; his education at Phillips Andover, Yale School of Art; his interest in art education; studying the Old Masters; painting techniques; teaching positions at Drake University and the University of Wisconsin, where he assisted John Steuart Curry in mural painting; recollections of Curry; his WWII service; his work at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum; and his work as director of the School of Art, University of Manitoba. McCloy also recalls Grant Wood, James Watrous, Penny Knowles, Edgar Mayhew, Frank Currier, Roger Dennis, Winslow Ames, and others.