After returning from Paris, Heitor Cramez taught for a few years at the Technical School in Vila Real and later at the Soares dos Reis School of Decorative Arts in Porto. In 1948 he joined the city’s School of Fine Arts as a Drawing teacher, a position he held until his jubilee in 1959.
It was in this context that Cramez’s contribution to artistic evolution, especially in Porto, proved most valuable, because he belonged to a generation of teachers whose activity led to the renewal of academic teaching, training generations of new artists in more modern moulds and with greater openness to new currents and forms of expression.
Heitor Cramez’s work is varied, but his portraits, of an intimate nature, and landscapes, in which the mountains of Trás-os-Montes predominate, reflect his roots, of which he was so proud, stand out. His stay in Paris and his interaction with the aforementioned artists could not fail to influence his work. Demanding and modest about his work, Heitor Cramez took part in few exhibitions, confining himself almost exclusively to Porto.
Heitor Cramez’s work is mainly in private collections, both in Portugal and France, which makes it little known to the general public.
He died in Mira, Coimbra, on 30 August 1967.