Sebastian (1947)

Born in Ciudad Camargo Chihuahua, Enrique Carbajal known by his pseudonym, Sebastian, has an extensive production of monumental and urban sculpture which is often elaborate and architecturally complex. He studied at the San Carlos Academy , and by 1970, formed part of the Independent Hall. His work has been part of more than 160 solo-exhibitions since 1968 in Mexico, Germany, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Ireland, England, Portugal, Italy, Denmark, Canada, Finland, United States, France, Japan, Switzerland and Venezuela with great acclaim. In 1978 he placed his first monumental urban sculpture abroad, El Trono de Nezahualcóyotl, in Vancouver, Canada. He is the recipient of numerous international awards such as the Superior Prize from the Hakone Open Air Museum in Japan. His monuments grace many cities such as Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Chihuahua and Cancun in Mexico, Kanazawa, Kadoma and Sakai in Japan, Vancouver and Montreal in Canada, San Antonio TX, Denver CO, Dallas TX and others throughout the world. In 1983 he became the first Mexican Citizen to be named member honorarium of the Royal Academy of Visual Arts of the Hague, a title awarded by the Queen of Holland. In 1994, Sebastián was distinguished by Egypt as guest of honor at the Cairo Biennial. In 1999, his monumental sculpture was the subject of a show in Paris, where he was awarded the "Medal de Ville" by the mayor of the French capital.

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