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Oral history interview with William Ashby McCloy, 1982 Oct.-1992 June 30

Oral history interview with William Ashby McCloy, 1982 Oct.-1992 June 30

McCloy, William Ashby, 1913-2000

Art historian, Painter, Educator, Printmaker

Collection Information

Size: 11 sound files (7 hr., 2 min.) digital, wav

Format: Originally recorded on 7 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 11 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hrs., 2 min.

Summary: An interview of William Ashby McCloy conducted in three sessions, 1982 Oct. 19, 1992 May 20, and 1992 June 30, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

McCloy discusses 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 Wisconson, where he assisted John Steuart Curry in murals; recollections of Curry; his WWII service, and his work as director of the School of Art, University of Manitoba.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Ashby McCloy (1913-2000) was a painter, printmaker, teacher, art historian, and teacher from Uncasville, Conn.

Provenance

This interview is part of the Archives of American Art 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 administrators.

Funding

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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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with William Ashby McCloy, 1982 Oct.-1992 June 30. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.