Alvar arrived in Paris to paint in 1959. He
met Juan Fuentes, a fellow Spaniard and director of the prestigious
Parisian Galerie Drouant. Fuentes encourages 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.
Alvar returned to Barcelona in 1960 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 that time Alvar has exhibited regularly
throughout Europe, the United States and Canada. Alvar's graphic art
received public praise at an exhibition given by the Musee Hyacinthe
Rigand in Perpignan, France in 1978.
The Galerie Takashumaya, Tokyo, was his first
exposure in Japan in a group showing with Picasso and Chigall. The
Kumanoto Museum and Fukuola Museum purchased his lithographs for
Alvar lives in a small town outside Barcelona.
He continues to create art in the medium of oil painting,
lithography, watercolor, bronze, ceramic bas relief and precious