Montgomery Drawing Collection / Коллекция рисунков Монтгомери (памятники майя)
Источник: Montgomery Drawing Collection
Описание: Коллекция из 718 рисунков, прорисовок археологических памятников, иероглифов майя, сделанных Джоном Монтгомери. Рисунки в коллекции снабжены описанием.
Credit: Copyright © 2000 John Montgomery
John Montgomery, widely recognized among scholars as a leading illustrator of PreColumbian art, earned his professional degrees in art history. A life-long aficionado of PreColumbian civilization, he began his higher education at age 37, graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. from the College of Fine Arts, University of New México, and earning an M.A. in PreColumbian art history in 1995. Until his untimely passing, October 13th, 2005, John was enrolled at the University of New México as a Ph.D. candidate and was teaching several art history courses at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque.
A specialist in Maya hieroglyphic writing, John has conducted major investigations of hieroglyphic artists’ signatures and the "hand" or artistic style of sculptors and scribes. Although he specialized in the civilization of the ancient Maya, Mr. Montgomery’s scholarly interests ranged over a variety of subjects including: archaeology, ethnohistory, issues of state formation and decline, and tropical rain forest ecology.