Francisco Gazitúa. Santiago Chile / 1944
Studied philosophy at the Catholic University of Chile, Sculpture at the University of Chile,
Sculpture St. Martin `s School of Arts in London
He completed his training in Chile, as a sculptor-assistant, Lily Garafulic sculptors,
Marta Colvin and Samuel Román England, Tim Scott, Philip King and Anthony Caro.
He was professor of sculpture, for 6 years at St Martins School of Arts London (1979 -1985)
Has been the creator of three schools of sculpture: Kornaria, Istria (Croatia), the department
Sculpture at the Universidad Finis earthy (Santiago, Chile) and the Workshop School (Santiago, Chile)
He has authored numerous publications in history and theory of sculpture Her
theoretical and practical discussion focuses on the role of materiality in the sculptural language
Has organized in Chile fifteen international sculpture symposia.
His sculptural practice as its main objective the production of large-scale works
for public space, steel, wood and stone, for it has formed a large workshop in
quarry located at the foot of the Andes in central Chile where it, along with his assistants,
build and assemble their work and then be stationed in different cities of Chile and
World: England, Holland, Sweden, Canada, Lebanon, Mexico, the Netherlands.
He has shown his work in solo and group exhibitions in major galleries and
museums in Chile, Canada, England, Germany, USA, Mexico and other countries
Associate Member of the Academie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux Arts de Belgique,
replacement of the British sculptor Lynn Chadwick (2007).