Artist’s Profile
Xavier Corberó

Born into a Catalan family with strong artistic and artisan traditions, Corberó undertook an apprenticeship with his father before commencing studies at the Massana School of Art. In the late 1950s, he became the first-ever Spanish student at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. He returned to Barcelona and during the 1980s, where he was responsible for the extensive public sculpture programme in the city. Working in a wide variety of materials, he emphasised the textural differences between raw and polished stone.

Throughout his career, Corberó undertook an array of high-profile commissions including the design of the Olympic medals for the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games.

He died in 2017.

Photograph http://g-lamadrid.com

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