Munoz-Ramos, Alvar Sunol(Spain 1935-?)
Born January 20, 1935 in Montgat, a Catalan fishing village on the outskirts of Barcelona, Spain. He attended the prestigious Sant Jordi Art School in Barcelona at age 16. At age 18, Alvar won the Alhambra de Granada grant, a summer scholarship that allowed him to travel and paint throughout Spain. Alvar returned home and entered a painting in competition for the Young Painters Prize sponsored by the City of Barcelona, winning the grand prize. In 1957, at age 22, Alvar gave his first one-man show at the Galleries Layetana in Barcelona.
Alvar arrived in Paris to paint in 1959. He met Juan Fuentes, a fellow Spaniard and director of the prestigious Gallery Drouant. Fuentes brought Alvars first group of Paris oil paintings to the gallery. All of the paintings sold in one week. Alvar produced his first original lithographs for a one-man show at Gallery Drouant in 1963.
Sunol Alvar has exhibited regularly throughout the world over the years. His highly prized 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.He is still living and working in Spain to this day.

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