In Memory of Edith Kramer
1916 to 2014
The Mother of Art Therapy
Dear Art Therapy Colleagues,
I am sad to inform you that the "Mother of Art Therapy", Edith Kramer has passed away on Friday, February 21st at age of 98. Edith was the pioneer and the founder of the NYU Art Therapy Program whose development and success we owe to her enormously.
Edith left us many gifts, but above all her belief in the power of creative process itself as the core element in art therapy practice has forever imprinted in our artist soul. It's not an overstatement to say that we are here because of Edith Kramer's passionate and stubborn advocacy of the field of art therapy. We shall always remember this tiny woman with red apple cheeks and a long gray braid, cladded in a pair of painted pants and Doc Martin Shoes.
With memory of Edith,
NYU Graduate Art Therapy Program