Biography of Manuel Aguirre (1841-1900)

Spanish sculptor, born in Vergara (Guipúzcoa) on November 22, 1841 and died in San Sebastián (Guipúzcoa) on May 10, 1900, which should not be confused with the painters Manuel Aguirre and Miguel Aguirre and Monsalve, Rodríguez. After achieving a pension from the Provincial of his province, he moved to Rome, where he studied with Obici. He earned medals and mentions in numerous exhibitions. Among his works, located almost all on Gipuzkoa ground, highlight an image of San Ignacio de Loyola, statues of Churruca and Pius IX, the funeral monument of marriage Idiaguez (preserved in the cemetery of San Sebastián) and the figures of popular character a Hunter and a player of Morra. He was also, author of a project of monument to general Espartero, who never get up.