Nestor Basterretxea

Spanish painter (1924-2014)

Nestor Basterretxea Arzadun (6 May 1924 – 12 July 2014) was a Basque-Spanish artist. He was born in Bermeo, Biscay.[1] In the 1950s and 60s, he worked along with other artists such as Jorge Oteiza, Remigio Mendiburu, and Eduardo Chillida.

Nestor Basterretxea
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Born
Nestor Basterretxea Arzadun

(1924-05-06)6 May 1924
Died12 July 2014(2014-07-12) (aged 90)
NationalitySpanish
OccupationSculptor, Painter, Film producer

In the 1980s Basterretxea was the Culture Councillor for the Basque Government for two years. Towards the end of that decade, he created two of his best known works: La Paloma de Paz (Peace Dove). It was installed in la Zurriola, Donostia (San Sebastian) and later on moved to a roundabout outside the Anoeta Stadium of the same city. In 1989, he created the Monument to the Basque Shepherd. It was installed in Reno, Atlanta. [2]

Basterretxea died in his home in Hondarribia in the morning of 12 July 2014, at the age of 90.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Estornez Zubizarreta, Idoia; Izaga Sagardia, Carmen. "Nestor Basterretxea Arzadun". EuskoMedia Fundazioa. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  2. eitb.com. "Basterretxea, figura de la modernidad artistica reivindicativa". Archived from the original on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
  3. eitb.com. "Muere el escultor Nestor Basterretxea a los 90 años". Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2014.