ALBERTO GARCIA-ALVAREZ

4 Large Paintings, 27 September - 22 October 2016
88-year-old Alberto Garcia-Alvarez walks across his garden to paint in his studio every day, but his work is rarely exhibited.

We are therefore especially proud, during Artweek Auckland www.artweekauckland.co.nz, to present this exhibition of re-discovered paintings from as early as the 1970s together with a suite of 4 large works on canvas made in 2016.

Born in Spain, Garcia-Alvarez moved to California in 1960 and then to Auckland where he taught at Elam for twenty years. He had an enormous influence on a generation of New Zealand artists, several of whom are now household names.

Garcia-Alvarez' work is held in collections including Te Papa Tongarewa, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and The Chartwell Collection. He is currently preparing an exhibition for presentation in April 2017 at Barcelona's 'Fundacio Vila Casas'.
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