Eduardo Chillida

Eduardo Chillida

Eduardo Chillida

San Sebastián 1924

Eduardo Chillida is a Spanish sculptor known because of his works in iron and concrete, and also by his engraving artworks. He gave up his studies in architecture to dedicate himself exclusively to sculpture and drawing at the Círculo de Bellas Artes of Madrid. He started with figurative pieces that became increasingly more abstract. He obtained the Prince Asturias Award in 1987 and the Imperial Order of Japan in 1991. He was distinguished as fine arts academic in Madrid, Boston and New York and became Honorary Doctor at the Alicante University in 1996.
Eduardo Chillida’s work characterises by its introduction of open spaces, by integrating to become part of them. The game of volumes and the value of mass approach him to Henry Moore´s language. Each of his pieces presents a spatial problem that the artist tries to solve with the help of the material, according to its possibilities.