All photography by   Alvaro Castellanos & Boris Castellanos  

We are Alvaro & Boris Castellanos, two of the Salvadoran-Canadian grandchildren of Col. José Arturo Castellanos.

 Boris Castellanos (left) and Alvaro Castellanos (right)  at Yad Vashem, Israel 2013

Boris Castellanos (left) and Alvaro Castellanos (right)  at Yad Vashem, Israel 2013

CASTELLANOS BROTHERS - ARTIST CVs 

 Alvaro Castellanos - Artist Bio

Alvaro Castellanos - Artist Bio

 Boris Castellanos - Artist Bio

Boris Castellanos - Artist Bio


Our Father Arturo Castellanos, one of the two German-born sons of Col. Castellanos (pictured below), was born in Hamburg while Abuelo (grandpa) was serving there as Consul General of El Salvador.

 Our father - Arturo Castellanos in Hamburg (courtesy of Blanca Castellanos)

Our father - Arturo Castellanos in Hamburg (courtesy of Blanca Castellanos)

Fast forward a few decades - our Father married our Mother Yolanda Alvarado but left her with three young children - Ulysses, Alvaro and Boris. Our single mother was left to fend for us alone in war-torn El Salvador and eventually she brought us to Canada to escape the very bloody civil war. Growing up in Canada we became totally disconnected from our dad and the Castellanos half of our family in the old country.

 From Left to Right: The Castellanos Brothers - Alvaro, Boris and Ulysses - El Salvador

From Left to Right: The Castellanos Brothers - Alvaro, Boris and Ulysses - El Salvador

Living in Toronto during the 90's, we turned to artistic careers as the story of grandpa Castellanos took many incredible turns, culminating in 2010 when he received the posthumous honour of 'Righteous among the Nations' from Yad Vashem and the State of Israel.