Martín Chirino

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Martín Chirino at an exhibition

Martín Chirino López (1 March 1925 – 11 March 2019) was a Spanish sculptor. He was the co-founder of the group El Paso (The Step) in 1957. Chirino worked mainly with iron and his work was categorized as abstract art. Chirino was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. In 1979 his exhibition "Afrocan" at the Grace Borgenicht Gallery received positive reviews by the New York press.[1]

In October 2014, he was appointed as honorary member of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando.[2]

Chirino died on 11 March 2019 in Madrid from prostate cancer, aged 94.[3]

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  1. Ashbery, John (16 April 1979). "Poetry in motion". New York. p. 96. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  2. Morales, Manuel (12 October 2014). "Chirino: "Soy un herrero del arte"" (in Spanish). El País. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  3. Adiós a Martín Chirino, gran señor del hierro (in Spanish)

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