Yale School of Art
1156 Chapel Street, POB 208339
New Haven, Connecticut, 06520-8339
(203) 432-2600


Through the generosity of the late Bena Mayer, a painter and the widow of Ralph Mayer, author of The Artist‚s Handbook of Techniques and Materials, The Painter‚s Craft, and A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, archives related to her husband‚s research and writings have been given to the Yale University School of Art for the establishment of the Ralph Mayer Learning Center. The purpose of the Center is to support research and writing on the use of materials, and for the study of artists‚ techniques in the field of drawing and painting. A seminar entitled ‚??Techniques,‚?Ě which has been part of the curriculum of the Yale School of Art for over fifty years, is augmented by the Center.

Original Mayer manuscripts and memorabilia are included in the collection of the Yale University Arts Library and available on a noncirculating basis to members of the Yale community and the public. The School offers to answer in writing inquiries regarding the use of artists‚?? materials. Requests for information about this service should be addressed to Sam Messer, Associate Dean, Yale School of Art, Ralph Mayer Learning Center, PO Box 208339, New Haven CT 06520-8339.

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