Vincent G Barlow

19th  &  20th Century Books & Prints

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Artist: Alva

Artist Initials:S.S.

Artist Details:Soloman Siegfried Allweis was born in Berlin to Jewish Austrian parents. He studied music and worked as a typographer. Since 1925 he signed his work 'Alva' and lived as a painter in Paris from 1928 until moving to London 1935/36 when he received British nationality. He had many one-man exhibitions of mainly abstract art in London, Europe, USA, and South Africa at galleries such as the Waddington, St. Georges, Leger, Meltzer and Adler galleries. There have been a number of books on his art with at least three published by the Bodley Head since 1951. Portfolios of original graphics have also been published in very limited editions.

Born1901

Died1973