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 Alberto Giacometti  (1901 - 1966)

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Lived/Active: Switzerland/France      Known for: surreal elongated figural sculpture, painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Alberto Giacometti
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Birth
1901 (Borgonovo/Stampa, Switzerland)
 
Death
1966 (Chur, Switzerland)

Lived/Active
Switzerland/France


Art © 2012 Succession Alberto Giacometti
(Foundation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris)
ADAGP, Paris/VAGA and ARS, New York, NY


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surreal elongated figural sculpture, painting

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Alberto Giacometti (October 10, 1901-January 11, 1966)

The son of Swiss impressionist painter Giovanni Giacometti, he was born in Stampa in the Bregaglia Valley.  He displayed a talent for painting and sculpture at an early age and with his father's guidance he made his earliest drawings, paintings and sculpture using his family for models.  By age ten he had progressed from a simple illustration of Snow White to a detailed copy of Rembrandt's Good Samaritan.  His first bu (showing 500 of 6718 characters).



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