Alexander Girard (1907–1993) was one of the most influential textile artists and interior
designers of the twentieth century. He created worlds of colourful opulence in
which everything was precisely and artfully coordinated, from the smallest
details to the big picture.
Among Girard’s most well-known works is the stunning interior design of the legendary New York-based restaurant La Fonda
Del Sol (1960). The restaurant’s central motif was the sun, which — in countless variations created by Girard — covered every little detail of the
The "Coloring Book" by Alexander Girard shows various motifs of the sun which seduce for painting.