Born the 21st of September 1876 in Barcelona, Spain, and deceased the 27th of March 1942, Arcueil, France.
Arrived in Paris in 1900, Julio Gonzalez lived until his death in Montparnasse, in closed relation with the exiled spanish community.
Thus, from 1928 to 1932, he collaborated with Picasso, using the new technics of welded iron applied to cubist sculpture. Gonzalez developed his own artistic language.
Since the 1930s, Julio Gonzalez is considered as the founding father of the modern iron sculpture, and as an essential inspirer for many artists as David Smith and Eduardo Chillida.
He married Hartung's daughter, Roberta, at the beginning of the Second World War.