Eduardo Chillida

Eduardo Chillida

Eduardo Chillida

San Sebastián 1924

Spanish sculptor known because of his works in iron and concrete. He gave up his studies in architecture to dedicate himself exclusively to sculpture and drawing in Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid. He started with figuratives  pieces that became more and more abstracts. He obtained Prince Asturias Price in 1987 and Imperial Order of Japan in 1991. He was distinguished as fine arts academic in Madrid, Boston and New York and became Honorary Doctor in Alicante University in 1996.
Eduardo Chillida artwork is known for being place in open spaces, being part of them. Features of volumes remain Henry Moore´s language. Each of his pieces presents particular problems that the artist tries to solve with the help of the material, putting on eye on its possibilities.