Eduardo Chillida's life

1924
Eduardo Chillida is born on January 10 in San Sebastián 

1943
Begins studying architecture

1947
Starts drawing in the Fine Arts Circle

1948
Moves to Paris. First plaster sculpture, Forma [Form]

1949
Has an exhibition at the Salon de Mai in Paris 

1951
Returns to the Basque Country. First iron sculpture, Ilarik 

1954
Has his first solo exhibition at the Clan Gallery in Madrid

1956
Has his first solo exhibition abroad at the Maeght Gallery in Paris

1958
Wins an international sculpture prize at the Venice Biennale

1960
Receives Kandinsky Prize

1961
Creates wooden sculpture, Abesti gogorra I [Rough Song I]

1963
Travels to Greece, becomes interested in light

1965
Creates first alabaster sculpture,
Homenaje a Kandinsky [Homage to Kandinsky]

1966
Has a retrospective at the Museum of Fine arts, Houston

1968
Has an installation of the sculpture Alrededor del vacío V [Around the Void V] outside The World Bank in Washington, D.C. 

1971
Visiting Professor at Harvard University

1972
Creates concrete sculpture, Lugar de encuentros III [Meeting Place III], installed in the Paseo de la Castellana in Madrid

1973
Begins working with chamotte clay. First of the Lurrak [Earths] pieces 

1977
Has an installation of the Peine del viento XV
[Comb of the Wind XV] in San Sebastián

1980
Has a retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York

1983
Purchases the Zabalaga country house

1985
Creates first Gravitations on paper

1990
Has an installation of the Elogio del horizonte
[Praise of the Horizon] in Gijón

1991
Awarded Praemium Imperiale in Japan

1994
Made honorary member of the Royal Academy
of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid

1998
Has a retrospective at the Reina Sofía National
Art Center Museum in Madrid

2000
Inauguration of the Chillida Leku Museum in San Sebastián

2001
Became a member of the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris

2002
Dies on August 19 in San Sebastián