artist detail

Eduardo Chillida

1924

Born on January 10.

1943

Moves to Madrid to study architecture at the Universidad de Madrid.

1947
1948

Moves to Paris, where he forges a friendship with artist Pablo Palazuelo.

1949

Participates in the Salon de Mai in Paris.

1950

Takes part in the exhibition Les mains éblouiesat Galerie Maeght in Paris. Marries Pilar Belzunce.

1951
1954
1955

The Kunsthalle Bern presents an exhibition of his work.

1956

Exhibits at Galerie Maeght in Paris.

1958
1959
1960
1961

Exhibits at Galerie Maeght in Paris.

1964

Receives the Carnegie Prize, awarded by the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.

1965

Exhibits at Tunnard Gallery in London and the Kestnergesellschaft Hannover.

1966
1967

Takes part in the exhibition Dix ans d'art vivantat the Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul de Vence, France. Aromas, a series of writings by Chillida, is published.

1968
1969
1970
1971
1972

The Ulmer Museum in Ulm, Germany, organizes an exhibition of Chillida's graphic work.

1975

Receives the Rembrandt-Preis from the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe-Stiftung.

1977
1978
1979
1980

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York presents an exhibition of Chillida's work that later travels to Madrid and Bilbao.

1981
1982
1983

Receives the European Prize for Fine Arts, Strasbourg, France.

1984

Awarded the Grand Prix National des Beaux-Arts by the French government.

1985
1986

Exhibits at the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona.

1987

Receives the Premio Príncipe de Asturias for the arts from the Fundación Príncipe de Asturias.

1988
1989

The retrospective exhibition Dibujos y esculturas, 1948–1989 is presented at the Kunstmuseum Bonn and the Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Münster.

1990
1991
1992

Chillida's first exhibition in his native city is presented at the Palacio Real de Miramar.

1993
1994

Named an honorary member of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid.

1996
1997

Receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center in Washington, D.C.

1998
2000

The Museo Chillida-Leku opens in Hernani, Spain.

2001

The Musée du Jeu de Paume in Paris and the Kunstmuseum Bonn present exhibitions of Chillida's work.

2002
2003

Posthumously awarded the Premi Internacional Julio González from the Institut Valencià d'Art Modern in Valencia, Spain, and the Orden del Mérito Constitucional by the Spanish government.

Exhibitions in this gallery

Arquitect-of-the-void.

Art work

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