The Board of Trustees

The Foundation’s Board of Trustees is the governing body responsible for fulfilling the Foundation’s aims and all actions implemented to achieve them.

Currently composed of 19 members, the Fundación Escultor Daniel Board of Trustees was founded by three members of Escultor Daniel’s family who hold the roles of Honorary Chair, President and Secretary for the organisation.

They carry out their duties as unpaid volunteers.

Escultor Daniel Escultor Daniel

The Board of Trustees

The Foundation’s Board of Trustees is the governing body responsible for fulfilling the Foundation’s aims and all actions implemented to achieve them.

Currently composed of 19 members, the Fundación Escultor Daniel Board of Trustees was founded by three members of Escultor Daniel’s family who hold the roles of Honorary Chair, President and Secretary for the organisation.

They carry out their duties as unpaid volunteers.

"Daniel González’ sculptures drew upon the figure-sculpting tradition, yet were imbued with a resolutely modern spirit that connected them with some of the most innovative and interesting sculpted works from the interwar period. Above all, they have a unique and unmistakable personality."

Tomás Llorens Spanish art historian, critic and museographer.

"To paraphrase “King” Voltaire on the divine, if DANIEL did not exist, IT WOULD BE NECESSARY TO INVENT HIM."

José Luis Labandíbar Chair of the Geography and History departments; Doctor of Arts, University of Zaragoza

“Our greatest sorrow, that you left us so soon. Our greatest joy, having collected your works. Our greatest satisfaction, a friendship spanning generations.”

Marisa Codina Codina´s Foundation

“You can see how well he knew Gauguin’s works in the wooden bas-relief, “Mujer Sentada De Espaldas” (1926) through its decorative aspects, the very moulded sense of the figure and how he used the wood. Designed as an interior decoration project, this piece also connected to Henri Matisse’s art and immense ability to express volume through contour. It is evidence of the degree to which Daniel had mastered the idea of finessed delicacy, and that’s also revealed in his artistry with charcoal. He approached drawing as an independent artist who was willing to experiment.”

Carmen Fernández Aparicio Head of Sculpture at the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid

“Auguste Rodin said that concentration was a hero’s labour. When I look at Daniel’s works, especially “Autorretrato,” I always get the feeling they were moulded by an intuition not unlike the one expressed by that French artist; that the extreme and heroic concentration expressed by Daniel’s sculptures is exactly why his style connects us with the mysterious essences of creativity.”

Lourdes Cerrillo Professor of Art History at the University of Valladolid

“True to the hallmarks of modern art, the work of Daniel González demonstrates the insistence of a culture clinging fiercely to tradition that nonetheless hankers after the pursuit of freedom.”

José Ignacio Pérez Sáenz Former President of La Rioja, Former Central Government Representative to La Rioja

“Daniel González’s art is comprised of serene, rotund pieces. Although silent, his portraits are exceedingly eloquent. His firm and forceful drawings reveal the strength and power of this avant-garde artist.”

Mónica Yoldi López Director of the Escuela Superior de Diseño de La Rioja (ESDIR).

“Daniel reaches mastery of creative technique to the point of attaining perfection in each and every one of his artworks.”

Roberto Moreno President of the Asociación Riojana de Enfermos de Párkinson (AREPAK)

“When you remember someone 100 years later, they are truly a great artist.”

María Rosa Sáenz de Pipaón Artist, graduate of Fine Arts

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