Eduardo Chillida (San Sebastián, 1924 - 2002) is considered one of the great sculptors of the twentieth century. The vacuum is an essential element of his works
Eduardo Chillida (San Sebastián, 1924 - 2002) is considered one of the great sculptors of the twentieth century. The vacuum is an essential element of his works.
Chillida studied primary and secondary in San Sebastian and moved to Madrid in 1943 to study architecture, a career that never ends, as he drops out to focus on drawing and sculpture. He moved to Paris in 1948, fleeing the Franco dictatorship and looking for a better environment for the creation. Chillda used the plaster as material for his sculptures still with figurative influential. Later he returns to Spain and thereafter begins to form in the art of forging. Iron is the material that predominates in his works and does not change until the end of his life, though during some years he experimented with different materials like concrete, but always attached to the abstraction.
It was in the mid-50 when his fame began to grow by exposing in cities like Chicago, London, New York, Milan or Paris. His work is represented in more than twenty museums around the world and has received many prestigious art awards: Grand Prize for Sculpture at the Venice Biennale, Kandinsky Prize, Príncipe de Asturias Arts Award, Europe Fine Arts Award, Kaiserring German Award and Imperial Japan Award, among others.