Artistic Merit

December 2, 2015



An extensive exhibition of the art of Jesus Otero is housed in a Museum in Santillana del Mar, on the west coast of Spain. He was born in the village in 1908 and became a well known sculptor. A few months before his death he donated his remaining works to the town, hence the Museum, in his name.

He was considered a " favourite son " of the region of Cantabria and his sculptures, as can be seen in the images, reflect a simplicity that may have been bought about by the wonderful prehistoric art of the nearby Altamira caves.


Certainly a bison placed in the Plaza  Mejor of the village, has been inspired by this art.

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