Alejandro Xul Solar (Oscar Agustín Alejandro Schulz Solari, 1887-1963) is one of the most singular representatives of the vanguard in Latin America. In 1912 he went to Europe where he stayed until 1924, living in Italy and in Germany and making frequent trips to London and Paris.
At his return he participated actively in the esthetic renovation proposed by the editorial group of the Martín Fierro journal (1924-1927).
Friend of Jorge Luis Borges, he illustrated several of his books and collaborated in various of his editorial enterprises such as the Revista Multicolor de los Sábados y Destiempo.
With a vast culture, his interests took him to the study of Astrology, Kabbalah, I Ching, Philosophy, religions and beliefs of the Ancient East, of India, and the Pre-Colombian world, besides Theosophy, Anthroposophy, among many other branches of knowledge.
He remained busy as well with the creation of two artificial languages, the "neocriollo" and the "panlengua", and the "pan-chess"; he proposed a modification of the musical notation and the piano keyboard, and conceived the idea of a puppet theatre for grown ups, among many other things.
The Pan Klub Foundation - Xul Solar Museum, is an institution dedicated to preserve and diffuse the work of the argentine artist Alejandro Xul Solar, being its main task to develop and promote culture in its different aspects.
The Foundation was created in 1986 by Micaela (Lita) Cadenas the artist's wife and Natalio J. Povarché Xul Solar's marchand, following the original plans of Xul, such as he had thought the Pan Klub at the end of the thirties: a meeting place created for a cultural purpose for artist and intellectual people.
The Museum opened on May13th 1993. The works that are exhibited were selected by Xul Solar himself for the Pan Klub. These works constitute the permanent exhibition of the Museum, along with objects, sculptures, and documents that belong to his personal archive. Furthermore the Foundation preserves the personal dwelling of the artist that lodges as well his library of near 3.500 volumes.