Fidel Aguilar i Marcó (Jul 20, 1894 – 1917) va ser un precoç escultor gironí que tot i morir amb només 22 anys va aconseguir un cert reconeixement en l’àmbit de l’escultura.
He was born 20 of July of 1894 in the street of the Cort Reial of Gerona, although later it would move along with his family to the street of the Force of the same city. In 1905, he became a seminarian at the request of his parents although he left him for lack of vocation. From then on he became interested in the carving of wood, making it his profession. He attended classes of the School of Fine Arts of Gerona during a time, although he was characterized by being a student autodidact.
Va néixer al carrer de la Cort Reial de Girona, encara que més tard es traslladaria juntament amb la seva família al carrer de la Força de la mateixa ciutat. El 1905, es féu seminarista a petició de sons pares encara que ho deixà per falta de vocació; a partir d’allà s’interessà pel tall de la fusta, convertint-la en la seva professió. Assistí a classes Escola de Belles Arts de Girona durant un temps, encara que es va caracteritzar per ser un estudiant autodidacta.
After some years working as a carver in a workshop, in 1909 he decided to open, together with a companion, a workshop of furniture carver for custom and restoration when he was only 15 years, shortly after, he took over the workshop alone. During that time he devoted himself to making drawings, sketches in clay and small wooden carvings during his spare time. Later, he approached the art of stone.
Després d’uns anys treballant com a tallista en un taller, el 1909 decidí obrir, juntament amb un company, un taller propi de tallista de mobles per encàrrec i restauració quan tan sols tenia 15 anys; poc després, tirà sol el taller. Durant aquella època es dedicà a fer durant el seu temps lliure per fer dibuixos, esbossos en fang, petites talles de fusta. Més tard, s’acostà a l’art de la pedra.
Towards 1914, he met Xavier Montsalvatge and Rafael Masó belonging to Athenea, one of the diffusion centers of the noucentisme gerundense, which encourages him to continue with his artistic creation. From 1915, he made several projects in collaboration with the architect Rafael Masó, as furniture for the Ensesa House of Gerona or reliefs for the Casa Casas.
In 1916, he decided to move to Barcelona to expand horizons and dedicate himself more deeply to the art of stone sculpture, however, a few days later he had to return to Gerona when he fell ill.
The favorite object of my hobbies is to be able to work in stone. I want to be, work, run, be a man, train in my art, acquire knowledge, expand my horizons …
He died suddenly on February 21, 1917 in Gerona, because of a stomach perforation.
Since 1976 one of the Municipal Halls of Gerona was baptized with the name of the sculptor, after the beginning of the 1970s began to claim its figure.