Collection: Eduardo Chillida

Eduardo Chillida Juantegui (San Sebastián, January 10, 1924 - San Sebastián, August 19, 2002) was a Spanish sculptor and engraver known for his works in iron and concrete, a notable continuer of the tradition of Julio González and Pablo Picasso.

Chillida exhibited his early work in 1949 at the Salon de Mai at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, and the following year he participated in the Red Eléctrica de l'Eblouies, a post-war art show at the Galerie Maeght. After his first solo exhibition at the Galería de Clan in Madrid in 1954, Chillida exhibited his work in more than 100 recitals. He also participated in many international exhibitions, including Venice Biennale (1958, 1988 and 1990); Pittsburgh International Airport, where he received the Carnegie Prize for sculpture in 1964 and, in 1978, shared the Andrés W. Mellon Prize with Willem de Kooning; and Documenta II, IV and VI. His first comprehensive retrospective exhibition in the United States was mounted by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in 1966. Chillida's graphic and structural retrospective exhibitions have since been mounted by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC (1979), Museum Solomon R. Guggenheim in New York (1980), Miramar Palace in San Sebastián (1992); and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid (1999) and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain (1999).