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The Lorenzo Homar Interviews

Puerto Ricans in New York: Voices of Migration Collection

The Lorenzo Homar Interviews were conducted as part of a project called Puerto Ricans in New York: Voices of the Migration. The objective of this project was to capture the Puerto Rican migration experience. Homar was a Puerto Rican artist who specialized in print-making. In 1915 his family migrated from Puerto Rico to New York City where he was later trained at Pratt Institute and the Brooklyn Museum Art School. Homar moved to Puerto Rico in 1950 and served as the head of the DIVEDCO graphic arts department starting in 1952. He also founded the Puerto Rican Art Center alongside other prominent local artists. In 1956, Homar received a Guggenheim Fellowship in New York. He then returned to Puerto Rico where he began working at the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture. The 1970’s and 1980’s were some of his most productive years. He passed away on February 16, 2004.

Items in this audio collection

Lorenzo Homar Interview, Tape 1

Interview with Lorenzo Homar. Homar talks about his family and parents, who were part of the Puerto Rican group United Artists, and about his early years growing up around artists and art in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and later New York City. He discusses his involvement in the arts community in New York and entering the military during World War II. Lorenzo Homar was a Puerto Rican artist who…

Lorenzo Homar Interview, Tape 2

Interview with Lorenzo Homar. Homar talks about his experiences in the Philippines during World War II, and his return to New York City after the war. He speaks about discrimination, heritage and identity issues, and his continued work in the arts. Homar also discusses the death of his parents.

Lorenzo Homar was a Puerto Rican artist who specialized in print-making. He was trained at the…

Lorenzo Homar Interview, Tape 3

Interview with Lorenzo Homar. Homar speaks further about the Depression and WWII. He discusses his education at Pratt Institute, and arts education in general, as well as about his wife and his involvement in the arts.

Lorenzo Homar was a Puerto Rican artist who specialized in print-making. He was trained at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Museum Art School. Moving to Puerto…