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 Alvar Sunol Munoz-Ramos  (1935 - )

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Lived/Active: Spain/France      Known for: figure and portrait, murals, lithographs

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Biography from David W. Streets~Beverly Hills~Fine Art/Appraisals:
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Alvar Suñol Munoz-Ramos was born on January 29, 1935, in Montgat, a Catalan fishing village on the Mediterranean coast near Barcelona.  He started painting oils at age twelve, and at age seventeen was accepted at the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes de San Jorge, the prestigious fine art school in Barcelona.  Before graduating from the Belles Artes, he gave his first solo ex- hibition at Galleries Layetana in Barcelona in 1957.  Alvar also won the Bolsa de Viaje Alhambra de Granada, a summer scholarship study trip to Granada.  At age 18, he entered a painting in a competition for the Young Painters Prize sponsored by the City of Barcelona.  His painting won the grand prize, and it is now in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona, Spain.

Due to his early artistic successes, Alvar received many invitations for shows in other Spanish cities.  During his military service, he submitted one of his canvases for the Institut Francais an- nual painting competition in Barcelona. The Institut Francais awarded him the grand prize and a scholarship to study in Paris.  Alvar arrived in Paris to paint in 1959.  He met Juan Fuentes, a fellow Spaniard and director of the prestigious Parisian Galerie Drouant.  Fuentes encouraged Alvar in his painting and brought Alvar’s first group of Paris oil paintings to the gallery.  Fuentes’ gallery sold the paintings in one week.

In 1960 Alvar returned to Barcelona to marry his childhood sweetheart, Rosella Berenguer.  They returned to Paris and lived there for ten years.

Alvar’s paintings were exhibited in the United States for the first time at the Monede Gallery, New York in 1962.  Alvar produced his first original lithographs for a one-man show at Galerie Drouant in 1963.

Since a decisive solo exhibition in Paris in 1963, Alvar has exhibited regularly throughout Europe, the United States, Canada and Japan. For a comprehensive list of Alvar’s museum and private exhibitions, please see the additional in- formation provided.

Alvar’s hometown of Tiana hosts one of his permanent public installations. In September 2001, a commissioned mixed media mural by Alvar was unveiled. The mural reflects on the four seasons and is affixed to The Four Seasons Building, named in reference to Alvar’s mural.  In 2003, city officials in Montgat, Spain, commissioned Alvar to create another permanent public installation: an 18-foot sculpture titled Mediterranea dedicated to the city’s personality and seaside character, which now stands in the newly opened Plaza de Mallorquines.

Perhaps one of the most prestigious honors Alvar has received was in 2006 when Restaura, a Spanish real estate com- pany that is dedicated to building restoration projects for cities, asked Alvar to create a sculpture to honor the famous Spanish cellist and composer Pablo Casals (1876 – 1973).  In early 2008, the sculpture was placed on a street in the Boulogne Billancourt area of Paris that after a major renovation has also been renamed for Pablo Casals.  In addition to the sculpture, Restaura also commissioned Alvar to create a large painting and lithograph suite honoring Pablo Casals.  The lithograph is displayed in their headquarters as an honor to their fellow Spaniards Casals and Alvar.

In 1993 a book devoted to the artist’s paintings was published in Spain and the United States.  In 2001, Alvar: Thirty Years of Lithography, a book chronicling the lithographic creations of Alvar was published.  In 2005, Alvar in Color and Poetry, a book by Dr. Betty Jean Craige, Marjorie Agosin, and Alvar was published.  In 2006, a DVD titled Alvar: His Vision and His Art was written and produced by Dr. Betty Jean Craige and Alan Stecker. The DVD was awarded first place at the Indie Gathering film festival for independent filmmakers; the 42-minute documentary was honored in the short documentary category.  In June 2007, it aired on public television in Georgia; further states are scheduled.

Alvar continues to create art in the mediums of oil, lithography, watercolor, bronze, ceramic bas-relief and precious metal sculpture.  His work frequently embodies a poetic message, recognizing those he admires and his feelings about the importance of family values, nature, and time.

Biography from RoGallery.com:
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Sunol Alvar was born on January 20, 1935 in Montgat, a Catalan fishing village on the outskirts of Barcelona, Spain.  Sunol Alvar grew up on the sunny Mediterranean coast with his father Tomas, mother Antonia and his older brother and sister, Jordi and Amadea.  Showing a great artistic talent as a youth, he attended the Sant Jordi Art School in Barcelona at age 16.

At age 18, he won the “Alhambra de Granada” grant, a summer scholarship that allowed him to travel and paint throughout Spain.  This was the birth of Alvar’s style and the laying of the technical foundation that would accompany him over the following years.  Alvar returned home and entered a painting in competition for the Young Painter’s Prize sponsored by the City of Barcelona.  He won the Grand Prize and the painting was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona for its permanent collection.

In 1957, at age 22, Alvar gave his first one-man show at the Galleries Layetana in Barcelona. The exhibit was a great success and Alvar received many invitations for shows in other Spanish cities.  He entered one of his canvasses for the annual painting competition at the French Institute of Barcelona.  He again won the Grand Prize, and with it a study trip to Paris.

Alvar arrived in Paris to paint in 1959.  He met Juan Fuentes, a fellow Spaniard and director of the prestigious Gallery Drouant.  Fuentes brought Alvar’s first group of Paris oil paintings to the gallery.  All of the paintings sold in one week.  He was subsequently invited to join the celebrated “School of Paris,” a group of the top young artists in Paris, organized by the Charpentier Gallery.

Alvar returned to Barcelona in 1960 to marry his childhood sweetheart, Rosella Berenguer.  They returned to Paris and lived there for the next ten years.  His paintings were exhibited in the United States for the first time at the Monede Gallery, New York city, in 1962.  Alvar produced his first original lithographs for a one-man show at Gallery Drouant in 1963.  In 1970, Alvar and Rosella left Paris and returned to their beloved Spain to raise their three young children.  He has lived there ever since.

Sunol Alvar has exhibited regularly throughout the world over the years. His lithographs were honored with an exhibition at the Hyacinth Rigand Museum in Perpignan, France. The Utah Museum of Fine Art, Salt Lake City, Utah and the Wichita Art Museum in Wichita, Kansas have held major exhibits of his lithographs, paintings and sculptures.
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Biography from R & S Galleries:
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Alvar Sunol Munoz-Ramos was born on January 20, 1935 in Montgat, a Catalan fishing village on the outskirts of Barcelona, Spain. Sunol Alvar grew up on the sunny Mediterranean coast with his father Tomas, mother Antonia and his older brother and sister, Jordi and Amadea. Showing a great artistic talent as a youth, he attended the Sant Jordi Art School in Barcelona at age 16.

At age 18, he won the “Alhambra de Granada” grant, a summer scholarship that allowed him to travel and paint throughout Spain. This was the birth of Alvar’s style and the laying of the technical foundation that would accompany him over the following years. Alvar returned home and entered a painting in competition for the Young Painter’s Prize sponsored by the City of Barcelona. He won the Grand Prize and the painting was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona for its permanent collection.

In 1957, at age 22, Alvar gave his first one-man show at the Galleries Layetana in Barcelona. The exhibit was a great success and Alvar received many invitations for shows in other Spanish cities. He entered one of his canvasses for the annual painting competition at the French Institute of Barcelona. He again won the Grand Prize, and with it a study trip to Paris.

Alvar arrived in Paris to paint in 1959. He met Juan Fuentes, a fellow Spaniard and director of the prestigious Gallery Drouant. Fuentes brought Alvar’s first group of Paris oil paintings to the gallery. All of the paintings sold in one week. He was subsequently invited to join the celebrated “School of Paris,” a group of the top young artists in Paris, organized by the distinguished Charpentier Gallery.

Alvar returned to Barcelona in 1960 to marry his childhood sweetheart, Rosella Berenguer. They returned to Paris and lived there for the next ten years. His paintings were exhibited in the United States for the first time at the Monede Gallery, New York city, in 1962. Alvar produced his first original lithographs for a one-man show at Gallery Drouant in 1963. In 1970, Alvar and Rosella left Paris and returned to their beloved Spain to raise their three young children. He has lived there ever since.

Sunol Alvar has exhibited regularly throughout the world over the years. His lithographs were honored with an exhibition at the Hyacinth Rigand Museum in Perpignan, France. The Utah Museum of Fine Art, Salt Lake City, Utah and the Wichita Art Museum in Wichita, Kansas have held major exhibits of his lithographs, paintings and sculptures.


Biography from American Design Ltd.:
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Sunal Alvar was born in Montgat near Barcelona, Catalunya, in 1935.  He studied at the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes de San Jorge in Barcelona and won the Young Painter's Prize in 1956, which led to his first one-man show in Barcelona in 1957.
The following year the Institute Francais awarded him the First Prize of the Circulo Maillol - a scholarship to Paris. This led to an Ecole de Paris group show at the Galerie Chapentier, various salons, and finally to a painting contract with the Galerie Drouant, which, in 1963, gave Alvar his first one-man show of paintings in Paris.  These shows for him have been repeated every two or three years since then.

Besides shows in France and Spain, Alvar has exhibited in New York, Tokyo, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, as well as in Sweden, Switzerland, Tel Aviv, London, and Alexandria.

His works are represented in several American museums and have won the Acquisition Prize of the Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona

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