Biography (1923 – 1994)

Claudio Girola was born in Rosario, Santa Fe, in 1923. In an early stage of his life, he moves to Buenos Aires with his family, where he develops his artistic side with his brother Enio Iommi, in his father’s sculpture workshop. In 1939 he joins Manuel Belgrano Fine Arts School, institution that he then abandons in 1943, when he sings with Maldonado, Hlito and Brito, the “Four Youngsters Manifesto”, in witch they expressed their opposition to the teaching guidelines. Subsequently, he moves to Chile, where he develops most of his artistic work, executes several exhibitions, and works as a professor in the Architecture School in the Catholic University of Valparaíso. He dies in 1994, in Viña del Mar, Chile.

Selected Exhibitions

1952: Viau Gallery, Argentina.
1953: Krayd Gallery, Argentina.
1968: “Más allá de la geometría” Exhibition, in Torcuato Di Tella’s Institute, Buenos Aires.
1971: 11º Sculpture’s Biennial, Amberes.
1991: Retrospective, in the Sculptures Park from the Providencia Municipality, Chile.

Selected Awards

1963: Braque Prize, given by the French Embassy.