1908 – Born in Orio, Gipuzkoa.
1935 – He moves to South America, where he will develop extensive artistic work.
1938 – Ceramic teacher in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Popayán (Colombia).
1950 – He undertakes the creation of the sculpture for the Arantzazu Basilica.
1957 – Grand Prize for Sculpture at the IV Bienal de São Paulo (Brazil).
1959 – Memorial Aita Donostia, Agiña, (Navarra).
1985 – Gold Medal for Fine Arts, awarded by the Ministry of Culture.
1988 – Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts.
1992 – He donates all his work to Navarra for the creation of the Foundation Museum of Jorge Oteiza in Alzuza.
1996 – Receives the Pevsner Award (Paris) as recognition for all his work.
1998 – Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of the Basque Country.
2003 – He died on April 9 in San Sebastián. Inauguration of the Oteiza Museum, designed by F. J. Sáenz de Oiza.