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Ralph Mayer

Ralph Mayer (1895-1979) was a painter and art conservator. He studied painting at the Art Students League of New York before going on to teach at Columbia University. Mayer founded the Artists Technical Research Institute in 1959. He is the author of a number of artistic books, including The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques , The Painter's Craft , and A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques .