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Luis Alvarez Roure is an award-winning artist known for his figure and still-life paintings as well as his portraits of international public figures such as composer Philip Glass, former Chairman of The Federal Reserve Paul Volcker, actress Anna Deavere Smith, GRAMMY award-winning violinist Joshua Bell, Puerto Rican Opera singer and Kennedy Center Honoree Justino Díaz, operatic singer Larisa Martínez, and British Cellist Steven Isserlis CBE among others. 

His work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Vanity Fair, International Artist Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, American Art Collector, and American Artist Drawing Magazine. His portrait of Philip Glass has been featured in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s programs extensively and it was chosen by Maestro Glass himself to be the cover of his latest recording:  Philip Glass Solo, released in January 2024.

In 2022, Luis won the Draper Grand Prize at the 24th Portrait Society of America's International Portrait Competition. His piece was also voted the favorite work among the audience, receiving the People’s Choice Award consecutively on the same night. Previous to this he was a finalist at the prestigious Outwin 2019 Boochever Portrait Competition in Washington D.C, and Figurativas 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.


Alvarez Roure's works are in the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Princeton University, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Museo MEAM de Barcelona, The Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C., The Players Club in New York City, The University of Connecticut, Houston University Law Center, and The Steinway Hall as well as in private collections across the U.S, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Australia.

In 2020, Luis was given the distinction of Living Master by the Art Renewal Center Organization.

In the United States, Luis is represented by Portraits Inc., J. Daniel Portraiture & Fine Art, and Lori Polson Portraits Specialists. He is represented in the UK exclusively by Fine Art Commissions, London.

Smithsonian Institution. National Portrait Gallery.
Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico.
MMuseu Europeu d'Art Modern. Museo Europeo de de Arte Moderno de Barcelona.
Portrait Society of America.
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