He died in Madrid in 1987, aged 90.
He studied Philosophy & the Humanities at the University of Deusto, and later at the universities of Salamanca and Madrid, where he earned his doctorate. With Juan Larrea, he founded the Ultraísta Movement in 1919. He was professor of literature and music. He began his poetic work with El romancero de la novia (1920).
After discovering the Chilean poet Vicente Huidobro, founder of the Creationist movement, Gerardo Diego became one of the most enthusiastic followers of Creacionismo. The extensive poetic work of Gerardo Diego has always varied between the themes and expressions of Vanguardism and the more classical structures of poetry. He won the Premio Nacional de Literatura in 1925 for his book Versos humanos. He began to publish the journal Carmen y Lola, of Vanguardist character, in 1927. In 1932 he published Poesía española contemporánea.
- Fundación Gerardo Diego (in Spanish)