Alvar (Sunol), 1935 -

Alvar was born in Barcelona on January 29, 1935. His first one-man exhibition in Barcelona was in 1957. During that same year, he began working in Paris under a scholarship awarded him by the French Institute of Barcelona as a first prize in a painting competition. After signing a contract with the Drouant Gallery of France, his works were introduced into various circles in Paris. He was praised by the eminent critic, Jacques Lassaigne, who invited him to take part in the Salon School of Paris in 1960. In 1962, AlvarŐs works were introduced in New York in the Monede Gallery.