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Julio González

  • Artist / Creator - Generic image





Date of birth

Sep 21, 1876

Date of death


" Sculptor. González is, together with Giacometti and Brancusi, one of the most celebrated sculptors of the 20th century."

Born in Barcelona in 1876, his grandfather and father were blacksmiths and goldsmiths. His father, an amateur sculptor, taught him the secrets of metalworking. On the death of their father in 1900, the González brothers sold the workshop and went to Paris, where they met Picasso, Jacob, and later Brancusi. He died suddenly when he was still working on his second 'Montserrat', a symbol of the horrors of war, which remained unfinished. His works are displayed in numerous museums such as the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya in Barcelona, the Reina Sofía National Art Centre in Madrid, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris and the IVAM in Valencia, which has a specific space dedicated to the sculptor entitled the Julio González Centre. He died in Arcueil (France) in 1942.

Essential works

Other highlighted works

  • Cabeza ante el Espejo
  • Cactus man
  • La Cabellera
  • Daphne
  • Femme au Mirroir
  • La Petite Faucille
  • Tête Dite “L’apôtre
  • Head of Montserrat
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