Metropolitan Museum of Art Curator of Prints 1946-1966. Mayor was born to Alfred Goldsborough Mayor (1868-1922) and Harriet Hyatt (Mayor) (1868-1960). His father was a marine biologist and his grandfather and namesake the famous biologist Alpheus Hyatt (1838-1902) and his mother a sculptor. Mayor was born in the house which later became part of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. A maternal aunt and uncle were the wealthy art patrons Anna Hyatt Huntington (1876-1973), also a sculptor, and Archer M. Huntington (1870-1955), founder of the Hispanic Society of America in 1904.