Álvaro Guevara

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Álvaro Guevara
Álvaro Guevara by George Charles Beresford (1920) (NPG x6510).jpg
Álvaro Guevara in 1920 by George Charles Beresford
Born (1894-07-13)July 13, 1894
Valparaíso, Chile
Died October 16, 1951(1951-10-16) (aged 57)
Aix-en-Provence, France
Nationality Chilean
Education Bradford Technical College, Bradford College of Art, Slade School of Fine Art
Spouse(s) Meraud Guinness

Álvaro Guevara Reimers (Valparaíso, Chile, 13 July 1894 – Aix-en-Provence, France, 16 October 1951) was a painter, based in London and loosely associated with the Bloomsbury set.

Guevara left Chile in 1909 and arrived in London on 1 January 1910. He attended Bradford Technical College, studying the cloth trade, but also spent two years secretly studying at the Bradford College of Art. After failing his technical college exams he went on to the Slade from 1913 to 1916 and had a one-man show at the Omega Workshops.[1]

He married Meraud Guinness (1904-1993), a painter and member of the Guinness family, and settled in France. He died in Aix-en-Provence on 16 October 1951.

References and sources[edit]

  1. ^ Shone, Richard. (1999) The Art of Bloomsbury: Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. Princeton: Princeton University Press, pp. 137-138. ISBN 0691049939
  • Tate Gallery
  • Latin Among Lions - Alvaro Guevara by Diana Holman-Hunt (1974, Michael Joseph)
  • Meraud Guinness Guevara, ma Mère by Alladine Guevara (2007, Rocher)