Figurative:
Alvar Sunol 
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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.

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 annual painting competition in Barcelona. The Institut Francais awarded him the grand prize and a scholarship to study in Paris.

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.

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 Craig, Marjorie Agosin, and Alvar was published.

In 2006 a DVD titled “Alvar Suñol,: His Vision and His Art” was produced and written by Dr. Betty Jean Craige and Alan Stecker. The DVD has been 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.



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A. "Violin and Flute"

B. "Solo"

C. "Rhapsody in Blue"

D. "Les Temps De Nos Jours Midi"

E. "Guitar and Muse"

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F. "Figure With Dove"

G. "El Repos"

H. "Concierto Sobre Mesa"

I. "Day"

J. "Night"

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K. "Musica Per El Colom"

L. "Pintora Mexicana"

M. "Portadors de Natures"

N. "Les Muses de L'Artista"

O. "Blava Taula Mexicana"

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P. "Concierto De Tarde"

Q. "Concierto De Noche"

R. "Maternitat, Natura I Pau"

S. "Maternitat En EL Poble"

T. "Homenaje A Pau Casals"


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