Eduardo Chillida was born in 1924 in San Sebastián, Spain. From 1943 to 1946 he studied architecture at the university of Madrid, Spain. Afterwards he began to create sculptures. At the end of the forties he is internationally famous, but he stayed unknown in Spain for a long time.
In 1977, a retrospective took place in Madrid.
In the year 2002 he died in Spain.