The Spanish painter, graphic artist and sculptor Jorge Castillo was born in Pontevedra in the Spanish province of Galicia in 1933. Jorge Castillo is one of the most important Spanish exponents of Surrealism and Art informel. He is highly respected throughout Europe, South America and the USA. Since 1959 Jorge Castillo has received numerous awards. In 1964 and 1968 he contributed to the São Paulo and Venice Biennales. In 1964 Castillo won the International Drawing Prize in Darmstadt, Germany. Among other finalists were Henry Moore, Jean Dubuffet and Alberto Giacometti. Expressing his admiration for younger artist, Giacometti added that Castillo would make a good sculptor. “He was very generous,” says Castillo. “Very encouraging.” The following year, galleries in Switzerland, Germany and Italy presented one-man shows of Castillo´s work.