[San Juan, Puerto Rico]: Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, 1958. Original illustrated poster, offset printed in two colors on white stock, measuring 38.75cm x 56.5cm (15.25" x 22.25"). Tiny tear at upper margin, a few faint corner creases, with a handful of tiny spots along upper edge on verso; unbacked; very Near Fine / A.
An attractive poster designed by Puerto Rican printmaker, painter, and calligrapher Lorenzo Homar Gelabert (1913-2004), announcing an exhibition of African sculptures and artifacts at Galería Segy in New York from August 22-September 7, 1958. The exhibition presented fifty pieces from Belgian and French Congo, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Gabon, Sierra Leon, Liberia, Sudan, and Equatorial Africa. Homar, a key figure in the Puerto Rican arts community, moved with his family from San Juan to New York in 1928. He began attending the Art Students League, studying drawing under George Bridgman, and after serving in the Army during World War II, enrolled in the School of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, working with Ben Shahn and Rufino Tamayo. He returned to Puerto Rico in the early 1950's, and was instrumental in establishing the Graphic Arts Workshop at the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña (ICP) - one of three places where he produced the majority of his work. Not separately listed in OCLC, though we do note an example held at the University of Puerto Rico.