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  • ICAA Record ID
    825533
    TITLE
    [Letter] 1976 April 20, San Juan, Puerto Rico [to] Luis Manuel Rodríguez Morales, Director Ejecutivo del Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña / María de la Paz Jaramillo, Gustavo Zalamea, Pedro Alcántara, Phanor León y Agusto Rendón.
    DESCRIPTION
    [1] leaf
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Typed sheet – Letters
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    De la Paz Jaramillo, María, Pedro Alcántara, Phanor León, Gustavo Zalamea, Augusto Rendón to Luis Manuel Rodríguez Morales, Director Ejecutivo del Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña,  San Juan de Puerto Rico, April 20, 1976.  
     
    GEOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTORS
    ADDITIONAL AUTHORS
    Jaramillo, María de la Paz, 1948-; León, Phanor; Rendón, Augusto, 1933-; Zalamea, Gustavo, 1951-
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Synopsis

In this letter to Luis Manuel Rodríguez Morales, executive director of the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña (ICP), Colombian artists María de la Paz Jaramillo, Pedro Alcántara, Phanor León, Gustavo Zalamea, and Augusto Rendón condition their participation in the IV Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano [Fourth Latin American Print Biennial, San Juan] on the nonuse of funds for the celebration of the bicentennial of North American independence, thus expressing their solidarity with the people of Puerto Ricoin their struggle for independence.

Annotations

In 1976, Lorenzo Homar (1913–2004) withdrew his work from the IV Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano [Fourth Latin American Print Biennial, San Juan] to protest the use of funds from the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission toward that event. Homar did not believe that the biennial was the place to celebrate the war for United States independence on the island, its quintessential colony. By withdrawing his work, he had hoped to spark international protest, but instead the event was canceled.   Lorenzo Homar (San Juan, 1913–2004) was a printmaker, poster artist, calligrapher, book illustrator, set and clothing designer, and mentor to a whole generation of Puerto Rican printmakers. From 1952 to 1957, he was the director of the Taller de Gráfica [Graphics Workshop] at the División de Educación de la Comunidad (DIVEDCO). In 1955, he organized the Taller de Gráfica at the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña (ICP), where he remained until 1973. Later, he worked in his own studio, where he experimented with and perfected the silkscreen technique.

Researcher
Flavia Marichal Lugo.
Team
Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Location
Archivo Lorenzo Homar