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  • ICAA Record ID
    863862
    TITLE
    [Letter] 1978 January 4, La Habana, Cuba [to] Lorenzo Homar / Félix Beltrán
    DESCRIPTION
    [1] leaf
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Typed sheet – Letters
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Beltrán, Félix to Lorenzo Homar, La Habana, Cuba, January 4, 1978. The private archives of Laura and Susan Homar Dämm, San Juan de Puerto Rico.
    NAME DESCRIPTORS
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Synopsis

In this brief letter, the Cuban professor Félix Beltrán congratulates Lorenzo Homar on the forthcoming retrospective of his work. Beltrán mentions that watching Homar work in Cali, Colombia, had been an unforgettable experience. Expressing his solidarity with the people of the Island, Beltrán writes that Puerto Rico is entitled to its independence.

Annotations

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.

In 1978, the Museo de Arte de Ponce [Art Museum of Ponce] presented a retrospective of the artist’s work.

 

Researcher
Flavia Marichal Lugo
Team
Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Credit
Courtesy of the private archives of Laura and Susan Homar Dämm, San Juan Puerto Rico, PR