Lamberto Alvarez

Born Lamberto Alvarez Jr.
(1953-03-21)March 21, 1953
El Paso, Texas
Known for Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking, Illustration, Design, Logos, Photographer and Musician
Spouse(s)Elizabeth C. Alvarez August 15, 1987


Lamberto Alvarez (given birth to March 21, 1953) can be an American painter, sculptor, professional photographer, musician and writer of Mexican-American descent surviving in Tx. “Lamberto” can be his registered brand. He was among three Latinos selected from the Walt Disney Business in 2004 to make a life-size statue to commemorate the 75th wedding anniversary of Mickey Mouse. He was also a contributor towards the San Jose Mercury News’s 1985 Pulitzer Reward–being successful investigative group of content articles “The Hidden Billions” about massive problem in the federal government of Philippine Chief executive Ferdinand Marcos and his hidden prosperity in america and abroad.

Early life

Lamberto was created in Un Paso, Tx, to Lamberto Alvarez Sr. and Ana Espino. Although a native-born American who statements Un Paso as his hometown, Lamberto spent his first years in neighboring Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, his mother's hometown. Divided from the traditions bridges, Lamberto Sr. commuted for quite some time from Juarez to function for an American building company like a concrete finisher. Though it had not been common for Americans to reside in Mexico if they could lawfully live in america, Ana's relationship with her personal parents was solid, and it offered the building blocks for Lamberto's research and understanding of speaking spanish.In his early grades, Lamberto attended Escuela Narcisa Primero, a strict yet creative private school in Juarez, which catered to gifted students and instilled in him both discipline and a love from the arts. Adolescent Lamberto became a recognized college student in the arts, mathematics and technology, and became fluent in Spanish. At age group 6, he also uncovered the magic of artwork from his parents, who both possessed something special for drawing. They might spend weekend evenings enjoyable their kids by sketching and scribbling around your kitchen table.At age 11, his family members moved to El Paso, where his instructors noticed his present for mathematics and art. He went to Southloop Elementary College, a mostly Latino college, and quickly became fluent in British. With encouragement from his mom and his close friends, Lamberto learned to try out your guitar and produced a band known as "The Finks". He also discovered to try out the bass electric guitar as well as the drums, and continuing to try out in rings for a lot of his adult lifestyle.


Lamberto graduated from Ysleta SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in 1972, where he was a dynamic art student, taking part in many art tasks and contests.Lamberto attended the University or college of Tx at Un Paso, studying artwork and pictures. During university, he was greatly affected by surrealist musician Salvador Dalí, which is certainly revealed in a few of his early essential oil paintings. Diego Rivera, Picasso and Jackson Pollock also influenced his afterwards, older body of function.


In 1975, during his junior year of college, Lamberto was hired from the Un Paso Instances as an artist and photographer. Lamberto worked well at the changing times for quite some time, producing artwork for many parts of the newspapers. Your body of artwork he founded at the changing times was essential in his becoming employed by San Jose Mercury Information in San Jose, California. After five years using the Mercury Information, Lamberto became a skill director in the Fort Worthy of Star-Telegram and later on in the Dallas Morning Information.During his amount of time in Fort Worth, Lamberto started to broaden the scope of his artwork to add children's books, national magazines and college textbooks. In 2004, he produced the jump from magazines to artwork and now functions as a painter of figurative and abstract artwork, and inventor of stained cement art, assemblage artwork and three-dimensional sculptures.Lamberto and his designer boy, Beto Alvarez, collaborated on creating illustrations to get a children's publication entitled Muffler Guy, or Un Hombre Mofle, published by Arte Publico Press from the College or university of Houston. Both dad and son worked well together for quite some time in the Dallas Morning Information, Lamberto as Movie director of Illustration and Beto like a news illustrator.Both father and son also were accepted within an international show sponsored by Nordstrom entitled "El Amor Ahora", ("Like Now"), a celebration of Country wide Hispanic History Month. These were asked to take part in the annual display from 2004–2006.Lamberto also illustrated another children's publication for Arte Publico, Dance Miranda, or Baila Miranda, Baila.Furthermore to his use papers, Lamberto's artwork continues to be published by Period journal, Harcourt Brace University Web publishers, The Boston World, Los Angeles Instances, Scholastic Books, Arte Publico Press, among numerous others.With writer Michael H. Cost, Lamberto added to a self-published book entitled "Muñeca: An Anthology of Criminal offense Stories".Lamberto, who owns an excellent art studio room, Lamberto Artwork and Design, offers received attention from your press for his innovative acid-stain cement artwork ( These concrete masterpieces are an outgrowth of the task he produced in scratchboard in the first 1990s, designated with Lamberto's unique design of using movement, color and strong strokes. Lamberto explores many artwork forms, including assemblage artwork, sculpture, music, pictures, books, songwriting and style.Lamberto's publishing organization is Solare Press, which publishes inspirational schoolbook addresses for children looking for positive role versions. The Shining Celebrity Heroes publication cover series depicts heroes from all strolls of existence who are motivating examples for kids to follow.In 2006, Lamberto was involved with a year-long event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Southlake, Tx, the city where he currently resides. He designed and colored three longhorn statues, by using his wife, Elizabeth, and child, Veronica, to represent the sponsors that chosen him to color their longhorns: Verizon, Sabre Holdings and Aeristo.


During his time period employed in the newspaper industry, Lamberto received many illustration and style awards, especially in the Society for News Style (SND), the Linked Press, Printing Regional Style Annual, the Headliners as well as the Linked Press Handling Editors. Lamberto also was a contributor to a 1985 Pulitzer Reward–earning investigative content "The Hidden Billions", about Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos from the Philippines, that was released while he was doing work for The San Jose Mercury Information.Lamberto arrived to the national limelight as a character when he was mixed up in Walt Disney Company's 75th wedding anniversary special event of Mickey Mouse — the "75 InspEARations" special event. He was asked to make a life-size statue of Mickey Mouse in his personal design, which he known as "Un Mickey". Lamberto was among 75 superstars, and among just three Latinos, mixed up in task. Lamberto's "Un Mickey", quantity 66, displayed the Dallas/Fort Worth-based Disney Radio train station. The 75 statues had been exhibited through the entire United States for just one year and so are on long term public screen at Disneyland in California. Even though the statues reside at Disneyland, these were auctioned at Sotheby's in NY to raise cash for a number of charities; arises from the sale of "Un Mickey" benefited the "Make-A-Wish Basis." Mickey Mouse, like a pop tradition icon, was went to by millions. Additional celebrities taking part in this event included John Travolta, Ben Affleck, Elton John, Kelly Ripa, Tom Hanks, George Lopez, Shaquille O'Neal, Jamie Lee Curtis and Andy García.