This correspondence is part of the personal historical archive belonging to the art critic Casimiro Eiger (1911–87), who was born in Poland and had lived in Bogotá since 1943, where he had made significant contributions to the Colombian art scene. Eiger corresponded with a number of Colombian artists when they traveled abroad. This letter written by Lucy Tejada (1920?2011) is one of many filed in the archive, all of which document the support and encouragement provided by the Polish critic to local artists and critics from his base at one of the major modern art galleries in Colombia, El Callejón. As shown in her letter, Tejada is interested in having an exhibition of some of her prints and paintings there.
Eiger’s correspondence with a number of emerging Colombian artists who explored modern forms of expression in the 1950s and 1960s provides insight into their thoughts and travel impressions, sharing their experiences and expectations during their first exposure to international art centers. In the case of this particular letter, Tejada writes to Eiger from Madrid and tells him what she thinks about the Barcelona Biennial, describing the points of view expressed by Spanish critics and discussing Colombia’s participation and the involvement of other Latin American countries in the event. She mentions the possibility that Alejandro Obregón (1920–92), who coincidentally is a Catalan by birth, might win a prize.
For other documents related to this one, see “Carta de Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar a Casimiro Eiger”, 1950 ; and “Carta de Jorge Gaitán Durán a Casimiro Eiger”, 1950 .