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Julio Gonzalez (1876-1942)

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 The Great Horn cir. 1932

The Great Horn cir. 1932

 Un Debout Melancolique cir. 1910

Un Debout Melancolique cir. 1910

Julio Gonzalez was a Spanish sculptor, known for his metal Cubist and Expressionist busts and figure studies. He was trained in metal working by his father, also a sculptor and goldsmith as a young man. However, early on, Gonzalez mainly worked as a painter, though his paintings are now all but forgotten. Many of his drawings, sketches and studies for his sculptures still remain.

 Humour 1939

Humour 1939

 Untitled 1937

Untitled 1937

Gonzalez moved to Paris in 1900 where, like so many other artists, he became friends with Picasso and socialized with the bohemian art circle. Gonzalez and Picasso would remain lifelong friends, sharing their love of Cubism and their Spanish heritage.

 Tete Couchee, Petite

Tete Couchee, Petite

 Tete aux Rectangles, 1936

Tete aux Rectangles, 1936

By the 1920?s, Gonzalez had devoted himself entirely to metal sculpture which he would become renowned for. His most famous piece is entitled ?Montserrat,? a sculpture that Gonzalez created as a memorial to the Spanish Civil War.

 Montserrat

Montserrat

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