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Lorenzo Homar Interview, Tape 1



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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 specialized in print-making. He was trained at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Museum Art School. Moving to Puerto Rico in 1950, Homar began working in the Division of Community Education as head of the DIVEDCO graphic arts department in 1952. He founded the Puerto Rican Art Center alongside prominent local artists on the island such as Rafael Tufiño, who he collaborated with on multiple projects. 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.
Language: Spanish




00:31:03 [Side A]
00:31:04 [Side B]




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Preservation file: 24-bit/96 kHZ uncompressed WAV file
Access file: MP3


Transcript available at Center for Puerto Rican Studies: Box 228 f8

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