Art Brokerage: Elba Alvarez Venezuelan Artist: B. 1944. Elba Alvarez a Venezuelan born abstract painter. She lives and works in the United States. Alvarez trained in Paris and moved to the United States in 1968, bringing with her the ideas and visions that fill her cool yet colorful canvases. Elba Alvarez was represnted by Robert Aaron Young and Center Art Galleries and has had major shows worldwide.