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Homar, Lorenzo
Lorenzo Homar Correspondence
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.35 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1


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.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of letters received by Lorenzo Homar, Puerto Rican graphic artist and calligrapher. Many of the letters are requests for posters by Homar for various exhibitions, such as the Biennale Internationale d'Art de Menton, International Poster Biennale-Warsaw, and the Norwegian International Print Biennale. Also included are letters from Elmer Adler, Stuart Barrie, Rockwell Kent (1963-1969), La Casa de Libro, the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, the Library of Congress, the Seabury Press, and Erich and Lilli Wronker. Other correspondents include the German calligrapher Hermann Zapf (1967-1982), the Mexican engraver Leopoldo Mendez (1958-1960s), curator William S. Lieberman of the Museum of Modern Art, and artist Raphael Soyer.


This is an unprocessed collection and remains in its original arrangement.

Arranged alphabetically.

Collection Creator Biography:

Homar, Lorenzo

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.

Collection History


The collection was a gift of Lorenzo Homar in 1993.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This is an unprocessed collection. The contents list provided is a preliminary inventory.

Biography written by Alyxandra Cullen, '09.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Lorenzo Homar Correspondence; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1

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