Eduardo Chillida was born in 1924 in San Sebastian with the Spanish Pays Basque. Of 1943 with 1947, Chillida studies architecture with Madrid. It then decides to be devoted to the sculpture and exposes to Paris as of the beginning of the year 50 where it becomes acquainted with Brancusi. Gaston Bachelard called it " the forgeron" for its taste of the monumental metal sculptures. Chillida also worked of other materials: the Wood, the Iron, the Granite and materials more contemporary like the Concrete and the Steel corten. Its works on paper are a big part of its creation. To the Ink, the pencil, or through the technique of the Engraving which it has a perfect command of, its works follow the same principle as its sculptures. To create various levels in its works, Chillida uses cutting and the joining of newspaper, paper packing etc, it can also perforate the paper media, maintain them together with strings. The artist obtained many prices for his Estampe S (engravings with strong water) and for his sculptures. In 1958, Chillida represents Spain with the Biennale de Venise. In 1998, the Musée Reina Sofía of Madrid devotes a great exposure to him. It is the National Galerie of the Jeu de Paume which grants its first retrospective exposure in to him 2001. Chillida is deceased in 2002. Its illustrated works, sculptures, drawings, engravings, books, belong to the large private and public collections throughout the world. The Museum Chillida, in Saint-Sebastien, in the open air shelters forty works in a space within a property of the 16th century.
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