Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002) was born in the Basque area of Spain. He studied architecture at Madrid University, after which he turned to making art. His preferred mediums included drawing and sculpture, and preferred materials included etchings, lithographs, and woodcuts for prints, and wood,iron, and alabaster for sculpture. He is known for his abstract aesthetic, and in 1985 he won the prestigious sculpture prize at the Venice Biennale. He also was the recipient of the respected Prix Kandinsky.