Biography and History

Lorenzo Homar was born on September 10, 1913 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He grew up in New York City and studied art at a variety of places including the Art Students League and the Pratt Institute. He served four years in the military, after which he came back to New York and worked for Cartier. In 1950 he went back to Puerto Rico and founded the Centro de Arte Puertorriqueno. Homar was himself a talented artist specializing in printmaking, a medium he promoted in Puerto Rico. Homar’s work also includes posters, woodcuts, engraving, political cartoons, book illustrations, logos, and stage designs. He passed away on February 16, 2004.

Source: From the finding aid for C0756


  • Calligraphers -- Puerto Rico. .
  • Printmakers -- Puerto Rico. .
  • Arcadio Díaz Quiñones Papers. 1949-2005 (inclusive), 1962-1996 (bulk).

    Call Number: C0014

    The Arcadio Díaz Quiñones Papers consists of manuscripts and correspondence of the Puerto Rican professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures at Princeton University Arcadio Díaz Quiñones (1940-), as well as a selection of manuscripts by others. The collection focuses on Puerto Rican and Cuban literature, but also provides insight into the literature and politics of other parts of Latin America.

  • Lorenzo Homar Correspondence. 1958-1993 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0756

    Lorenzo Homar was a Puerto Rican artist specializing in print-making. The collection contains letters addressed to Homar, some requesting posters, and others with fellow artists. Correspondents include prominent figures in the art world.