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Moyer, Roy, 1921-2007  Search this
Barrie, Dennis  Search this
Dickinson, Martha  Search this
Neuberger, Roy R.  Search this
Schapiro, Meyer  Search this
Trilling, Lionel  Search this
Weyhe, Erhard  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Columbia University  Search this
UNICEF  Search this
United States. Army  Search this
University of Oslo  Search this
University of Toronto  Search this
Weyhe Gallery  Search this
Sound recordings
Greece -- description and travel
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Physical Description:
4 Items, Sound recording: 4 sound files (4 hr., 16 min.), digital, wav file; 82 Pages, Transcript
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 16 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Use requires an appointment.
An interview of Roy Moyer, conducted September 17-23, 1975, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution at Moyer's New York City apartment.
Moyer speaks of his childhood, parents, and early music and art training in Allentown, Pennsylvania; his education at Columbia University and the University of Oslo; joining the Army during World War II; teaching English in Greece during its civil war; teaching at the University of Toronto; consulting on educational TV programs; working in the Weyhe Gallery; his management practices and overseeing exhibitions, the film program, and various other initiatives as director of the American Federation of Arts; his painting practice; the growth in the number of art organizations in the 1960s and '70s; and his transition to working for UNICEF. Moyer also recalls Lionel Trilling, Meyer Schapiro, Martha Dickinson, Erhard Weyhe, Roy Neuberger, and others.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Roy Moyer, 1975 September 17-23. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
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.
Biography Note:
Roy Moyer (1921-2007) was a painter and art administrator from New York, New York.
Language Note:
English .
These interviews are 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 others.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Music -- Instruction and study  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
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Archives of American Art