Jorge de Oteiza  (Spanish, 1908-2003) 


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Jorge de Oteiza Biography
1921   Study with Nicanor Zabaleta and Juan Cubanas, Navarre, Spain
1929   Study with Dimitry Scaliapini, Madrid, Spain
1929   He Registered in the Arts & Crafts College, Madrid
1931 - 1933   First Prize in Comptetion of New Young Artist, Guipuzkoa, San Sebastián
1941   Lecturer in National College of Ceramics, Buenos Aires, Argentine
1942 - 1948   Researcher for arts and teacher of Ceramics, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Argentine
1949   First Prize in National Competition To Felipe IV, Spain
1951   Honor Roll in the Triennial of Milan, Italy
1951   Diploma of Honor in the IX Triennial of Milan, Italy
1954   His sculptures for the Basilica of Aranzazu were forbidden, finally produced in 1969
1957   Won 1st Prize in the International Prix in Sculpture, 2nd prize awarded to Morandi and 3rd prize awarded to Ben Nicholson, IV Biennal of Sao Paulo, Brazil
1957   IV Biennial São Paulo. Won International Sculpture Prize. Morandi & Ben Nicholson were awarded the following two prizes
1957   Participate in the Foundation of Equipo 57-Spain
1959 - 1965   Carry on Political, Social and Cultural work through Poetry and Anthropological Studies
1965   Lecture in honor of Eduardo Chillida, Donostia, Spain
1976   Participate in Biennial of Venecia, Venice, Italy
1985   Gold medal for Fine Arts, Department of Culture, Spain
1985   Awarded the Euskadi Prize
1996   Received the Pevsner Prize in Recognition of His Work.
1998   Circle medal of Fine Arts of Madrid, Spain
1998   Universal Basque Prize, Donostia, Spain
2000   University of the Basque Country organized lectures about him, Donostia, Spain
Selected Exhibitions
1990 - 2002   Multiple prizes and Exhibitions (Solo)
1995   Exhibition with Chillida, Santelmo Museum, San Sebastián, Spain (Group)
1990   Julio Gonzales, Picasso, Chillida, Goroillo & Oteiza exhibition in the Modern Art Museum of Troyes, France (Group)
1990   The National Art Centre Museum of Queen Sofia, Madrid, Adquires, works by Oteiza (Group)
1987   San Telmo Museum, San Sebastián, Spain (Group)
1987   Five Centuries of Spanish Art, Department of culture, Spain (Solo)
1986   Municipal Savings Bank, San Sebastian, Spain (Solo)
1974   Txantxangorri Gallery, Fuenterrabia, Spain (Solo)
1970   First Prize Competition Plaza Colon, Madrid, Spain (Solo)
1967   Palazuelo Millares, Madrid, Spain (Solo)
1967   'With Chillida/Palazuelo/Millares/Hisa, Madrid', Spain (Group)
1966   Barandiaran Gallery, San Sebastián, Spain (Group)
1966   Museum of Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain (Group)
1966   Museum of Vitoria, Vitoria, Spain (Group)
1960   Neblí Gallery, Madrid, Spain (Group)
1960   'Illescas' Bilbao, Spain (Group)
1959   Blanco Y Negro with Chillida/Tapies, Darro Gallery, Madrid (Solo)
1958   Gress Gallery, Washington D.C., United States (Solo)
1955   Abstrac Art, Fernando Fe Gallery, Madrid, Spain (Solo)
1953   Exhibition of Fantastic Art, Clan Gallery, Madrid (Solo)
1953   Exposicion Arte Fantastico, Clan Gallery, Madrid, Spain (Group)
1952   Collective Exhibition, Xagra Gallery, Madrid, Spain (Group)
1952   Monument to the unknown Politic prisioner, London, UK (Solo)
1950   Four Abstract sculptors (with Serra), Layetanas Galleries, Barcelone, Spain (Solo)
1949   Five Basque plastic Artists, Studio Gallery, Bilbao, Spain (Solo)
1949   Salon de los once (with Miro) , Biosca Gallery, Madrid, Spain (Solo)
1935   Joint Exhibit 'Witcomb Hall' Buenos Aires, Argentina (Group)
1935   Fine Art Alabemy of the University of Santiago de Chile, Chile (Solo)
1934   'In the Kuesaal', San Sebastián, Spain (Group)
1934   Sculptures, San Sebastian, Spain (Solo)
1990   God Exists in the Nordwest, Spain
1988   Publication: Jorge Oteiza Proposito Experimental, Laixa Fundation
1986   Publication Catalogue: Oteiza, Aesthete & Basque Mythologizes
1968   Aesthetic of the Egg, Spain
1963   Aesthetic of the Basque Soul, Spain
1957   Foundation of Equipo 57
1957   Proposito Experimental, Biennal Sao Paulo, Brazil
1951   Contemporary Sculpture, Madrid, Spain
1948   Inform about my Sculpture, Buenos Aires, Argentine
1944   New art in Post war, Popayan, Colombia