John de Kramer was an artist and Professor of art. In the 1930s, he attended Pasadena Junior College and earned a Bachelor
of Engineering degree at the University of California, Los Angeles. In 1954, he began teaching in the Los Angeles City School
system. He was a Professor of art at Pierce College located in Woodlands Hills, California, from 1963-1987. Throughout his
career and after his retirement in 1984, de Kramer photographed his extensive and frequent travels to Mexico. The collection
consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, study aids, photographs, and books that pertain to de
Kramer's lifelong interest in pre-Columbian art. Of particular focus are Mayan archeological sites and the art and culture
of Mexico. The material in this collection were created from 1963 through 1996.
John de Kramer was an artist and Professor of art. In the 1930s he attended Pasadena Junior College and continued his interest
in art while he earned a Bachelor of Engineering at University of California, Los Angeles. He worked his way through college
as a lifeguard.
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