Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002) was born in San Sebastian, Spain. He began his career in Paris as a sculptor. After moving back to his native country, he starting to work with iron – this would lead to some of his most prominent works. Chillida’s sculptures are displayed in more than 20 museums around the world and 40 pieces have been erected in public spaces ranging from Tehran, Iran, to Lund, Sweden. In addition to these works, he also designed rugs manufactured by Nanimarquina. In an interview with the International Sculpture Center, Chillida said “I work to know, because I want to learn and to solve problems in art. I don't look back. For me, there are many questions, perhaps impossible to understand. This is my motivation, my driving force. The questions, the things I don't know, are the basis of my work and my life.” Over the course of his career, Eduardo Chillida was accorded several prestigious honors, including the Grand Prize for Sculpture, Carnegie Prize for Sculpture, and Praemium Imperiale from the Japan Art Association.

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