Martin Chirino (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1925) is a Spanish sculptor and engraver.
He studied at the academy of the sculptor Manuel Ramos in his hometown. Later he entered the School of Fine Arts of Madrid. After finishing his studies in Spain, he decided to travel to London, where he took classes at the School of Fine Arts, a stage that would make him come into contact with English contemporary sculpture.
He is one of the co-founders, in 1957, of the group El Paso, a group that meant the appearance of an art rooted in the Spanish tradition.
The sculptural work is characterized by the use of wrought iron as the main material in its sculptures and the spiral shape, symbol of his work throughout his career.
He received the Prize of the Critic of the Athenaeum of Madrid, the National Prize of Plastic Arts and First Prize in the International Sculpture Biennial of Budapest. In addition, he is an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando since 2014 and was president of the Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid.
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|Nacimiento||Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1925|
|Título||Estampa contemporánea Martín Chirino Galaxy|
|Medidapapelaprox||570 x 760 mm|
|Colección||Colección de arte contemp, Fund. BBVA, Calcografía Nacional, 2009|
|More Information||Technical collaboration of Beatriz E. Medina. The print is signed and numbered by the author. The number on the purchased artwork may differ from the photograph.|
|Warning||Size of each artwork may vary in millimeters.|