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Jorge Oteiza

  • Birth 21 Oct 1908 Orio, Provincia de Guipuzcoa, País Vasco, Spain
  • Death 9 Apr 2003 San Sebastian, Provincia de Guipuzcoa, País Vasco, Spain
  • Burial Provincia de Navarra, Navarra, Spain
  • Memorial ID 14476279

Sculptor. He was born in Orio (Guipúzcoa, País Vasco). He was one of the pioneers of the abstract style in his sculptures. After the 1930s, he worked during almost 20 years in South America. When he returned to Spain, he made several religious figures such as "Los Apóstoles" and "La Piedad" for the Church of Arantzazu. In 1984 he was awarded with the Golden Medal of Fine Arts and in 1988, with the Príncipe de Asturias Award. Among his works "Odiseo," "Construcción Vacía," "Homenaje a Malevich" and "Conjunción Dinámica de Dos Pares de Elementos Curvos y Livianos." He died in San Sebastián, País Vasco. He donated his work to the people of Navarra, where he was buried along with his wife.

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni


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  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 2 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14476279
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jorge Oteiza (21 Oct 1908–9 Apr 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14476279, citing Cementerio de Alzuza (Alzuza), Provincia de Navarra, Navarra, Spain ; Maintained by Find A Grave .