The artwork on display consists of 10 different lithographs. The “Carmen Suite” consists of a limited edition grouping of five, signed by the artist and numbered 5 of 20. Each lithograph is preceded by a page bearing a lithographed sketch by the artist, combined with several bars of the music from the opera “Carmen” by Bizet, from which the subject of each lithograph was derived. These pieces are available for sale as a suite. Five additional lithographs in a similar style of Alvar are also on display and will be sold individually.
Alvar was born near Barcelona in 1935. He began painting oils at the age of twelve and continued his art education in Barcelona and Paris. Since a decisive one-man-show in Paris, 1963, he has exhibited regularly throughout Europe, the U.S. Canada and Japan. Stumptown Art Studio is the first Montana location to show his work.