John Kuiper

John KuiperJohn Kuiper, 88, of Washington, D.C. died May 11 in Washington, D.C. Kuiper, Distinguished Emeritus professor, worked in the department of media arts at UNT from 1987 to 1999, serving as chair of the department for nine years. He earned his bachelor’s degree in art history at the University of Kentucky in 1950, and studied at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Institute of Design in 1951. From 1951 to 1953, during the Korean War, Kuiper served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps as a Second Lieutenant. In 1955, he worked as a cameraman on the set of Wild Kingdom in East and South Africa and continued working as a professional still and motion picture photographer before receiving his master’s degree in 1958 and Ph.D. in 1960, both from the University of Iowa. He then worked as a teacher and film archivist. He served as head of motion pictures section of the Library of Congress from 1965 to 1977. He also worked as the director in the film department of the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y. from 1977 to 1987. He served as president of the University Film and Video Association and the UFVA Foundation, for which he was awarded a lifetime membership. A memorial service is scheduled to take place at 11 a.m. May 26 at St. Columba’s Church Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C.

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