Indalecio Díaz Baliño

Category: Draughtsman, sculptor
Birth Date: 8th December 1896 († 3rd February 1952)
Birth Place: Ferrol (A Coruña)

He moved to A Coruña when he was still young. He studied at the technical school. In 1912, he took part at the Industrial Art Exhibition, where he got a prize. From this year onwards he took part in all the exhibitions of Galician art and sold most of his works. In 1929, he exhibited several scale models that had been ordered by the County Council Offices of A Coruña because of the International Exhibition in Barcelona and the Latin-American Exhibition in Seville. In 1928, he presented several sculptures at the Galician Art Exhibition and in 1929 he took part in the first Galician Art Exhibition, which was celebrated in Buenos Aires. In his small workshop he made works for the theatre 'Barbón' in Vigo, the Bank of A Coruña, the City Hall and for Finisterre Hotel. In 1946 he became a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in A Coruña.

 Work & Activities

When he was still studying at the technical school, he unveiled his statue El amor vence al león, which was rewarded by the City Council of A Coruña and was exhibited for several years at the entrance of the City Hall. Some of his works about Galician themes are O rezo, O cego, A volta da sega, As netas, No sermón and so on. He sculpted the bust of José Calvo Sotelo en bronze. Some other interesting sculpture works are El vigor de la raza, España, Pavo Real y Carro Romano which were published in the magazine Ahora in Madrid.