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Alvar canvas

We are pleased to offer and make available to you this unique, one-of-a-kind, oil painting on canvas by Sunol Alvar.  The painting measures 31 1/2" x 39 3/8" (
80 x 100 cm) and is $30,000.  The beautiful frame is 4" wide.

The painting is heavily textured and came from an exhibition in Gothenburg, Sweden in the 1970s.

Would you like to display this original Alvar in your home or office?  If so, just email us for more information!





Alvar came to the United States to open the extraordinary exhibition of paintings, watercolors, drawings, sculpture, and limited edition embossed lithographs Sunday, November 2, 2003 at Saper Galleries in East Lansing, Michigan.   Click here to see pictures from Alvar's visit to America!

Saper Galleries has carried the limited edition lithographs of Sunol Alvar since the 1970s.  After our new gallery was built in 1986 we featured Alvar as our second major one-person exhibition.  We have a long tradition of representing the world's finest artists, and we're proud that Alvar has always been a hallmark in the Saper Galleries collection.  Although most of the Alvars shown below are displayed in our East Lansing, Michigan gallery today
and are available for immediate delivery anywhere in the world, there is a chance that an image of interest to you may be on reserve or now be sold.  Before traveling to East Lansing feel free to contact us to learn of the present inventory. 

Click here to see a great video of Alvar and his paintings.   You will love this!

The photographs shown here are of the actual Alvars in our inventory.  

 Alvar and Roy Saper in front
                    of Saper Galleries
Alvar and Roy Saper in front of Saper Galleries' front entrance.

Homenage A Pau Casals lithograph
Homenage a Pau Casals < New!
Original embossed 15-color lithograph from the edition of 250
Paper size: 26 x 20 1/8"
$1,500


El Repos
El Repos
Original embossed lithograph, 23/225, with hand-colored lower panel
Paper size: 24 x 34"

$2,500 framed including brooch pictured below

El Repose
                        Brooch
 

Alvar's La Paloma
                        bronze sculpture

La Paloma
Polished bronze sculpture, 166/225
$3,500
(Note: $1,000 less than full $4,500 value!)



Figure with Dove

Violin and Flute

Figure with Guitar and Muse


Please inquire about availability and details on the deluxe book! 

Thank you!

Cello and Flute

Also available is
the 360-page deluxe book on Alvar published in Barcelona in 1982.   We have only one last copy of this 12 1/2 x 10" book available at $550 including the wrap-around book cover which is an original, signed lithograph. The deluxe book is also available with a separate original embossed lithograph, signed and numbered from the edition of 500.  (Four are sold out.  We now have only the one shown below.)  The deluxe book including the separate signed and numbered lithograph is $850.  Or the one remaining lithograph is available separately for $500.

Two Figures and Flute

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 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.  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 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.

Following the great tradition of other great Spanish painters of the 20th Century, including Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali, the unique and distinctive artwork of Alvar Sunol Munoz-Ramos has taken a revered spot in the history and iconography of our times.



Alvar: 30 Years of Lithography

by Dr. Betty Jean Craige

 This 96-page book includes 65 color images of Alvar's favorite lithographs.  If you love Alvar's lithographs, you'll definitely want this book.  It measures 12-5/8 x 9-1/8" and is available from Saper Galleries for $100 plus shipping.  Feel free to contact us to see if the Alvar you own is illustrated!


Alvar litho
                        book

Just announced!
Published in 2005 is "Alvar in Color and Poetry", a 109-page book featuring images of 20 of Alvar's recent oil paintings and seven poems by Marjorie Agosin.  The cloth-bound book is $125 plus shipping.  Please inquire about additional details!

Rhapsody in
                      Blue
Rhapsody in Blue
Original embossed lithograph with embossed panorama
Image size: 31 x 22 1/2"

Sorry, sold




Day
Le Jour
Pair of embossed lithographs, 20 x 26"
Both numbered 7/200
$6,000 for the pair



Night
La Nuit
Pair of embossed lithographs, 20 x 26"
Both numbered 7/200
$6,000 for the pair


Morning
Les temp de nos jours -- Morning
Suite of four embossed lithographs, 26 x 20"
Each annotated HC
$12,000 for the suite of 4


Evening
Les temp de nos jours -- Evening
Suite of four embossed lithographs, 26 x 20"
Each annotated HC
$12,000 for the suite of 4


Afternoon
Les temp de nos jours -- Afternoon
Suite of four embossed lithographs, 26 x 20"
Each annotated HC
$12,000 for the suite of 4


Noon
Les temp de nos jours -- Noon
Suite of four embossed lithographs, 26 x 20"
Each annotated HC
$12,000 for the suite of 4



Finding Moses
Suite Biblique II -- Finding Moses
Suite of four embossed lithographs, 24 x 31 1/2"
Each numbered 96/275
Please call to confirm availability at $8,000 for the suite of 4
($7,000 less than full $15,000 market value)


The Exodus
Suite Biblique II -- The Exodus
Suite of four embossed lithographs, 24 x 31 1/2"
Each numbered 96/275
 
Please call to confirm availability at $8,000 for the suite of 4
($7,000 less than full $15,000 market value)
Joseph Interprets the Dream
Suite Biblique II -- Joseph Interprets Pharoah's Dream
Suite of four embossed lithographs, 31 1/2 x 24"
Each numbered 96/275
 
Please call to confirm availability at $8,000 for the suite of 4
($7,000 less than full $15,000 market value)

Samson and Delilah
Suite Biblique II -- Samson and Delilah
Suite of four embossed lithographs, 31 1/2 x 24"
Each numbered 96/275
 
Please call to confirm availability at $8,000 for the suite of 4
($7,000 less than full $15,000 market value)


Imatges de Varema

Imatges de Varema
Original embossed lithograph with relief panoramic tableau at bottom
I/CL, Paper size: 25 x 30"

$2,500


Concierto
                    Sobre Mesa
Concierto Sobre Mesa
Original embossed lithograph with unique drawing
  Numbered 119/150
Paper size:  22 1/2 x 30"
$3,000 ($1,000 less than full $4,000 value)

Blau Sinfonia
Blau Sinfonia
Original embossed lithograph with water-colored border
130/200, 20 x 29"
Sorry, sold for $2,200

Estimant la
                    Natura
Estimant la Natura
Original embossed 14-color lithograph
 with water-colored border 200/200, 25 x 30"
Please inquire


Blava Taula
                    Mexicana
Blava taula Mexicana

Original embossed lithograph with unique watercolored panel
Paper size: 36 1/2 x 25.6"

$1,500 unframed

Composicio Entorn del Poble
Composicio Entorn del Poble
Original embossed lithograph with water-colored panel
150/150, 30 x 22"
$3,500 in finished-corner carved frame
  (Full value is $4,800 framed)


Dialeg Sobre
                    Taula
Dialeg Sobre Taula

Original embossed lithograph in 14 colors with unique watercolored section
Paper size: 25.2 x 30.2"

$1,250 unframed

Pintora
                    Mexicana
La Pintora Mexicana
Original embossed lithograph in 14 colors with unique watercolored panel
Paper size: 22.8 x 29.6"

$1,800 unframed

Portadores de Natures
Les Portadores de Natures

Original embossed lithograph in 14 colors with unique watercolored panel
Paper size: 25.2 x 34.4"

$1,400 unframed


Les Muses de
                    l'artista
Les Muses de l'artista
Original embossed lithograph in 14 colors with unique watercolored panel
Paper size: 34.4 x 25.2"

$1,500 unframed
(Displayed framed at $2,700)

Concierto de
                    Amanecer
Concierto de Amanecer (Concert of Dawn)
Original embossed lithograph in 14 colors with unique watercolored panel (cropped from photo above) from the Concierto Suite of 4
Paper size: 31.5 x 23.6"
$1,600 unframed


Concierto de
                    Mediodia
Concierto de Mediodia (Concert of Noon)
Original embossed lithograph in 14 colors with unique watercolored panel
from the Concierto Suite of 4
Paper size: 23.6 x 31.5"

No longer available individually. 
The Concert of Noon lithograph from the Concierto Suite is sold only with the complete suite of four (including the two pictured immediately below) at $10,500 unframed with the Collector's Edition Portfolio including four poems by Daniel  Silva accented by a lithograph and four additional black and white lithographs all in a burgundy portfolio case.  There is only one complete portfolio left!

Concierto de
                    Noche
Concierto de Noche (Concert of Night)
Original embossed lithograph in 14 colors with unique watercolored panel
from the Concierto Suite of 4
Paper size: 23.6 x 31.5"

$1,600 unframed

Concierto de
                    Tarde
Concierto de Tarde (Concert of Evening)
Original embossed lithograph in 14 colors with unique watercolored panel
from the Concierto Suite of 4
Paper size: 31.5 x 23.6"

$2,250 unframed


Concert de violi
Concert de Violi (from the Musical Suite)
Original embossed lithograph in 14 colors
Paper size: 25.25 x 19"

Available only as a suite with Musica per el Colom
$1,500 for the pair unframed



Musica per el
                    Colom
Musica per el Colom (from the Musical Suite)

Original embossed lithograph in 14 colors
Paper size: 25.25 x 19"

$700 unframed
(Also displayed framed at $1,100)

Maternity in the Village
Maternity in the Village (Maternitat En El Poble)
Original embossed lithograph from the suite of two
Paper size: 14.5 x 21.5"

$600 unframed or $1,200 for the pair


Maternity, Nature and Peace
Maternity, Nature and Peace (Maternitat, Natura I Pau)
Original embossed lithograph from the suite of two
Paper size: 21.5 x 14.5"

$600 unframed or $1,200 for the pair


Solo
Solo (from the Lyric Suite)
Original embossed lithograph, 154/275
Paper size: 24.5 x 32"

$5,500 for the suite of four lithographs
(This same suite is in the Wharton Center at Mich St Univ.)


Duo
Duo (from the Lyric Suite)
Original embossed lithograph, 154/275
Paper size: 32 x 24.5"

$5,500 for the suite of four lithographs
(The original portfolio box accompanies the suite of 4.)
Trio
Trio (from the Lyric Suite)
Original embossed lithograph, 154/275
Paper size: 24.5 x 32"

$5,500 for the suite of four lithographs
(Accompanying the suite are four poems about the images.)

Quartet
Quartet (from the Lyric Suite)
Original embossed lithograph, 154/275
Paper size: 32 x 24.5"

$5,500 for the suite of four lithographs
(The 4 lithographs are not available individually.)




Natura Morta amb Silenci
Oil painting on canvas, 39.5 x 39.5"
$60,450 framed


Contradicion
Contradiction
Oil painting on canvas, 32 x 39.5"
$49,250 framed

Seductive Strings
Oil painting on canvas, 32 x 26"
$39,185 framed


Entre Flores Y
                      Frutas
Dialogos Entre Flores y Frutas
Oil painting on canvas, 18 x 21.5"
$23,635 framed

Two Figures
                      with Dove and Apple
Personatges Sobre Taulas
Oil painting on canvas, 32 x 26"
$49,250 framed



Maternitat amb Natura Morta
Oil painting on canvas, 38 x 51"
$70,500 framed

Sharing the Fruit of Life
La Taula? ...Mitga Poma
Oil painting on canvas, 32 x 39"
$50,140 framed


Catalan Village
Catalan Village
Oil painting on canvas, 26 x 32"
$39,200 framed

Concierto Con Espejo
Concierto Con Espejo
Oil painting on canvas, 45 x 57.5"
$79,590 framed


Familia Entre
                      Frutas Y Paloma
Familia Entre Frutas y Paloma
Oil painting on board, 19.75 x 25.5"
$17,975 framed

Maternidad del Pueblo II
Maternidad del Pueblo
Oil painting on board, 25.5 x 19.75"
$18,045 framed


Observando la Espera
Observando la Espera
Oil painting on board, 19.75 x 25.5"
$18,045 framed
Amistad con Frutas
Amistad con Frutas
Oil painting on board, 14.5 x 17.75"
Sorry, no longer available


Familia con Paloma
Familia con Paloma
Oil painting on board, 18 x 14.75"
$13,760 framed


Concierto con Rojo
Concierto en Rojo
Oil painting on board, 14 x 18"
Sorry, sold for $13,760 framed


Los Amientes de Pueblo
Los Ameintes de Pueblo
Oil painting on board, 18 x 15"
Sorry, sold for $13,750 framed

Amigas Entre Naturaleza
Amigas Entre Naturaleza
Oil painting on board, 19.75 x 25.5"
$18,060 framed


Alvar 10937
Dos Figuras en Reposo
Oil painting on board, 19.75 x 25.5"
$17,975 framed

Two Figures and Still Life
Two Figures and Still Life
Watercolor, 19 x 24"
$8,925 framed


Parents with Child
Parents with Child
Watercolor, 9 x 9"
$4,810 framed


Two Figure and Table
Two Figures and Table
Watercolor, 9 x 9"
$3,950 framed


Two
                      Figures with Dove and Vase
Two Figures with Fruit, Dove and Vase
Drawing, 10.5 x 14.125"
$3,390 framed


Two Figures
                      with Dove and Fruit
Two Figures with Dove and Fruit
Drawing, 10.5 x 14.125"
$3,390 framed


Figures with
                      Fruit and Flute
Figures with Flute and Fruit
Drawing, 10 x 10.5"
Sorry, no longer available

Maternidad
Maternidad
Cast bronze sculpture, 20.5" tall
Edition of 50
$11,000

Mujer
                      Sentrada
Mujer Sentada
Cast bronze sculpture, 19.5" tall
Edition of 50
$11,500

Los Quatros Elementos Bronze
Los Quatros Elementos de le Naturalez
(The Four Elements of Nature)

Cast bronze vase,19.75" tall
$11,000


Los Quatros Elementos Verde
Los Quatros Elementos de le Naturalez
(The Four Elements of Nature)

Cast bronze vase in verde patina,19.75" tall
$11,000

Los Quatros Elementos Porcelain
Los Quatros Elementos de le Naturalez
(The Four Elements of Nature)

Cast bronze vase in porcelain,17" tall
Edition of 60
$5,500


It is our pleasure to invite you to the unique opportunity of viewing a large selection of art by the famed artist, Alvar, at Saper Galleries in East Lansing, Michigan!.  

A very limited number of Alvar books are also available, some signed by the artist.

Alvar in
                            front of billboard

Maternity Bronze   
Maternitat
Cast bronze sculpture
Edition of 99
$5,500

Sculpture in box
Maternitat in special box

Contemplacio
Contemplacio
Oil painting on canvas
32 x 39 3/8"
Sold for $36,000 framed
Interior Azul
Interior Azul
Oil painting on canvas
32 x 39 1/2"
Sold for $36,000 framed
La Grand Bouquet
Le Grand Bouquet
Oil painting on canvas
25 1/2 x 32"
Sold for $27,000 framed

Roy Alvar Adam     Javier Alvar Roy     Alvar Roy

In preparation for the November, 2003 Alvar exhibition at Saper Galleries, Roy Saper and his son Adam visited Alvar at his studio in Spain.  Translator Javier is in the center photo.   Paintings in the center and right photographs were shipped from Alvar's studio in Spain to the Saper Galleries exhibition in Michigan!  Their descriptions are above in the oil paintings section.

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