Daniel González, enduring revelations in relief

Escultor Daniel Escultor Daniel

Daniel González, enduring revelations in relief

THE FOUNDATION

Fundación Escultor Daniel was founded to uphold the memory of and protect the artwork created by Daniel González Ruiz.

The Foundation aims to preserve and share the works and legacy of the sculptor known as “Escultor Daniel” and to organise and support events that inspire and spotlight the arts and other cultural initiatives.

Established as a private cultural institution in the region of La Rioja, this

Spanish foundation immediately got to work spreading the word about Daniel González’ art and serving as a source of cultural and artistic encounters and inspiration in society.

THE ARTIST

THE ARTIST

Daniel González Ruiz was born on 16 February 1893 in the village of Cervera del Río Alhama in La Rioja. In 1899, his family settled down in Vitoria-Gasteiz, in the province of Álava, where Daniel spent the most important formative years of his life. Between 1915 and 1919, he worked as a sculptor in Vitoria, Madrid, Bilbao, Burgos (Spain) and Biarritz (France), where he met Picasso. When World War I ended in November 1918, 25-year-old Daniel headed off to Paris, where he would live out nearly the rest of his days. Sadly, his career was cut short by Parkinson’s disease. When his condition was discovered in 1933, it ended Daniels’s career as an artist. He was only 40 years old.

THE ARTIST

THE ARTIST

Javier

Daniel was one of the most important Spanish sculptors of the early 20th century. He played a role in one of the most exciting moments in the history of contemporary art, when the entire framework of the sculpting world was being turned on its head. This transformation in the art world made it possible for artists today to reach heights that were but impossible dreams until very recently. Daniel’s artwork certainly deserves to lifted up out of the narrow circles into a broader light than it has seen up to now.

PROGRAMMES

PROGRAMMES

The Foundation will fulfil its mission by organising the following programmes and events in accordance with the aims as approved by its Board of Trustees:

>To encourage studies and awareness of Escultor Daniel’s body of work, which encompasses both works that are intellectual property belonging to the family of Daniel González and the artistic wealth and financial support provided by Foundation members.

> To help conserve and publicise Escultor Daniel’s works

> To provide grants for the study of specific aspects of the artist’s works and to support the fine arts, cultural initiatives and awards for artistic achievement

> To bolster Daniel González’s reputation as an artist by holding exhibitions, series of programmes, lectures and other promotional events and initiatives (websites, etc.).

PROGRAMMES

PROGRAMMES

>To publicise the worksresulting from events and prizewinning competitions described on this website and to use them according to their respective contest guidelines.

>To author and publish books, magazines, pamphlets and flyers, which will spread ideas that contribute to the Foundation’s mission.

> To create a database and document archive on subjects of interest to the Foundation.

> Any other pursuits deemed advisable by the Board of Trustees to fulfil the Foundation’s mission and vision.

THE VIRTUAL MUSEUM

THE VIRTUAL MUSEUM

Fundación Escultor Daniel supports and advances numerous projects and initiatives and is very aware of how important digital technology has become throughout society. The Foundation has therefore decided to create a virtual museum that will provide the general public with access to Escultor Daniel’s entire body of work. Moreover, this digital space will become the Foundation’s primary communications channel for promoting and publishing projects and events.

THE ARTIST

THE ARTIST

Daniel González Ruiz was born on 16 February 1893 in the village of Cervera del Río Alhama in La Rioja. In 1899, his family settled down in Vitoria-Gasteiz, in the province of Álava, where Daniel spent the most important formative years of his life. Between 1915 and 1919, he worked as a sculptor in Vitoria, Madrid, Bilbao, Burgos (Spain) and Biarritz (France), where he met Picasso. When World War I ended in November 1918, 25-year-old Daniel headed off to Paris, where he would live out nearly the rest of his days. Sadly, his career was cut short by Parkinson’s disease. When his condition was discovered in 1933, it ended Daniels’s career as an artist. He was only 40 years old.

THE ARTIST

THE ARTIST

Javier

Daniel was one of the most important Spanish sculptors of the early 20th century. He played a role in one of the most exciting moments in the history of contemporary art, when the entire framework of the sculpting world was being turned on its head. This transformation in the art world made it possible for artists today to reach heights that were but impossible dreams until very recently. Daniel’s artwork certainly deserves to lifted up out of the narrow circles into a broader light than it has seen up to now.

PROGRAMMES

PROGRAMMES

The Foundation will fulfil its mission by organising the following programmes and events in accordance with the aims as approved by its Board of Trustees:

>To encourage studies and awareness of Escultor Daniel’s body of work, which encompasses both works that are intellectual property belonging to the family of Daniel González and the artistic wealth and financial support provided by Foundation members.

> To help conserve and publicise Escultor Daniel’s works

> To provide grants for the study of specific aspects of the artist’s works and to support the fine arts, cultural initiatives and awards for artistic achievement

> To bolster Daniel González’s reputation as an artist by holding exhibitions, series of programmes, lectures and other promotional events and initiatives (websites, etc.).

PROGRAMMES

PROGRAMMES

>To publicise the worksresulting from events and prizewinning competitions described on this website and to use them according to their respective contest guidelines.

>To author and publish books, magazines, pamphlets and flyers, which will spread ideas that contribute to the Foundation’s mission.

> To create a database and document archive on subjects of interest to the Foundation.

> Any other pursuits deemed advisable by the Board of Trustees to fulfil the Foundation’s mission and vision.

THE VIRTUAL MUSEUM

THE VIRTUAL MUSEUM

Fundación Escultor Daniel supports and advances numerous projects and initiatives and is very aware of how important digital technology has become throughout society. The Foundation has therefore decided to create a virtual museum that will provide the general public with access to Escultor Daniel’s entire body of work. Moreover, this digital space will become the Foundation’s primary communications channel for promoting and publishing projects and events.

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

THE ARTIST’S FAMILY

Berta González Negueruela · Berta Bartolomé González · Germain Thomas Rodríguez

INSTITUTIONAL PATRONS

INDIVIDUAL PATRONS

José Ignacio Pérez Sáenz (Former President of La Rioja, Former Central Government Representative for La Rioja) Tomás Llorens Serra (Former director of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern [IVAM]) Juan Manuel Bonet Planes (Former director of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, IVAM. Former director of Instituto Cervantes in Paris and in Madrid) José Luis Labandíbar García (Chair of the Geography and History departments; Doctor of Arts, University of Zaragoza) Lourdes Cerrillo Rubio (Professor of Art History at the University of Valladolid, author of various books on art and fashion) María Rosa Sáenz de Pipaón (Artist, graduate of Fine Arts)

AMBASSADORS