"My Life in the Arts," circa 1963
About the Project
Esther McCoy (1904-1989) is remembered best for her pioneering work as an architectural historian, critic, and proponent of Southern California modern architecture of the early to mid-twentieth century. Although her professional interests ranged from writing fiction to studying the folk architecture and crafts of Mexico, McCoy achieved her most notable success for her numerous articles, books, and exhibitions about Southern California architecture and the architects associated with the modernist movement.
McCoy wrote many autobiographical stories, some of which were published. She wrote "My Life in the Arts" about her early career in New York.