Francisco Escudero Carril

Category: Sculptor
Birth Date: In 1958
Birth Place: A Coruña


He started his professional career graduating at the School of Arts and Crafts in A Coruña in 1979 and specialized in wood carving.

In 1980 he came in contact with the material that characterizes the Galician sculptors (granite) and learnt stonework in the workshop of Manuel Ousinde.

In 1981-1982 he worked in Bergondo with Guillermo Feal. In this period he made the cruise ship in honour of Rodríguez de La Fuente placed in Canada.

Since 1983 he has been working in his studio at María Pita Square in A Coruña. He carved the figure of San Eloy, patron saint of jewellers, which can be seen in San Salvador de Bergondo.

In 1984 he got a grant of the Xunta de Galicia en 1984 and studied Art in the Faculty of Fine Arts in Carrara (Italy) and found out the secrets of the elaboration of ivory in the studio of Fulvio Nicoli.

In 1987, he opened his studio in Abegondo (A Coruña).

 Work & Activities


He carried out his first exhibition in the gallery of Caixa Galicia in A Coruña in 1986.

These are some of his most outstanding exhibitions: "¿Y tú que sientes?" (works made of plaster), “Haz y envés” (his drawings and sculptures showed the tres and plants as a source of life for the human being. The most recent one, “La Piel de la piedra”, was dedicated to the study of fragments of the human body.



In his 30 years as a professional sculptor, he carried out about 50 public works.

The monument dedicated to General Porlier at Plaza de España in A Coruña was his first public work in 1986.

He also made public works in A Coruña as for example Castelao bench at Plaza del Humor (designed by Siro López) in A Coruña or the monument to Breogán at San Cristóbal Square.

He honoured the blind hurdy-gurdy player (Ourense) and the sculptures that reach Grandella building in Lisbon (Portugal).

In 2010, he also honoured the deceased Mayor José Fernández Ramos that can be seen in A Senra, Bergondo (A Coruña).