CHILLIDA, Eduardo

CHILLIDA JUANTEGUI, Eduardo (San Sebastián, 1924 – 2002).

Chillida studied in Madrid and Paris, and held his first exhibition in the French capital in 1950.

Throughout his life he received numerous prizes and awards including the Carnegie Prize, Rembrandt, Wolf prize and Princess of Asturias arts award.

He was also appointed academic at San Fernando, member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Honorary of the Royal Academy of Arts in London and awarded an Imperial order of Japan, and Grand Cross of the Humanitarian Merit in Barcelona.

In addition to his own museum, Chillida-Leku in Hernani, he has exhibited collections at museums around the world including: Bilbao Guggenheim, MOMA (New York), National Art Musuem of Queen Sofía (Madrid), Tate Gallery (London) and Neue Nationalgalerie (Berlin).