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The Argentine conceptual artist and theoretician Edgardo Antonio Vigo writes to thank Lorenzo Homar for his donation of his own prints and others by some of his Puerto Rican colleagues to the Museo de la Xilografía [Woodcut Museum] in La Plata (Province of Buenos Aires), Argentina. Vigo mentions that he would like to develop a network of artists (specifically those involved with woodcuts) who would share their work and [ideas] with each other.

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Lorenzo Homar donated a number of prints to several Latin American museums as a means of publicizing Puerto Rican art.

Lorenzo Homar (San Juan, 1913-2004) organized in 1957 the Taller de Gráfica [Graphics Workshop] at the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, which he directed until his resignation in 1973. Some of the foremost artists of Puerto Rican art studied printmaking techniques in this workshop. Homar inspired in them dedication and love for the art, for, as he once said: “There is no vocation without discipline, and without discipline there can be no freedom in art, or elsewhere.” Homar was one of the organizers of the First Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano held in 1970. He developed the technique of silkscreen and offered numerous workshops in and outside Puerto Rico.

 

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Flavia Marichal Lugo
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Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico