Alvaro Franklin

Urandi, BA, Brazil, 1935 - 2020 

The artist Alvaro Franklin began by studying carving at SENAI from 1948-1956, and modeling and sculpture at Liceu de Artes e Ofícios, in Sao Paulo. He also studied Arts in General under Professors Galilei Emendabili and Vicente Larocca, in addition to many others. 
In 1957, the Sculptor moved to Rio Grande do Sul, where he began his research into Indigenous, African and Latin art while also dedicating himself to artistic ceramics and painting. From 1966 -1974, he took part in numerous exhibitions in the most renowned art galleries in Rio Grande do Sul and  Sao Paulo.  His solo exhibition at the Pancettie Art Galleria in Porto Alegre, entitled Psique-Pintura received rave reviews.
Post 1975, Franklin dedicated himself exclusively to sculpture, becoming one of the exclusive artists of the “Art Office “ Renato Magalhāes Gouveia participating in a series of collective exhibitions and diverse projects, in Sao Paulo and several additional cities throughout Brazil. These exhibitions included: “ A History of V Centuries, Museum of Modern Art, Sao Paulo; the “ Collective exhibition of Brazilian Sculpture, at the Artes-Paço, in Recife; the “ Execution of several art projects for DURATEX, Sao Paulo; the“ Exhibition “A Century in Brazil, at the Museum of Modern Art, Sao Paulo; the exhibition “Aluminum in Art”, with 5 more sculptors by invitation of ALCOA Sao Paulo; and in the book Bandeiras de Brecheret (History of a Monument), by Marta Rossetti Batista, published in 1985; 
During this same period Alvaro completed several sculptures, in marble, for the new wing of Hospital Israelita de Albert Einstein and at the invitation of the Andre Gallery, he participated in the book Escutores Brasileiros. 
Alvaro Fraknklin’s works appear in private collections throughout France, Spain, Italy, Holland, Saudi Arabia and the United States
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