(1902 - 1985)
Diego Giacometti was active/lived in France, Switzerland. Diego Giacometti is known for animal sculpture, furniture design.
Biography Diego Giacometti
Diego Giacometti (1902-1985) was a Swiss sculptor and designer, and the younger brother of the sculptor Alberto Giacometti.
Diego Giacometti was born in Borgonovo, a Swiss village near the Italian border. Son of the painter Giovanni Giacometti, he grew up in a warm, convivial familial atmosphere amidst the animals of their farm. In 1904, the family settled in nearby Stampa in the canton of Grisons.
After business studies in Basel and Saint-Gall, at age 25 he followed the advice of his mother Annetta and went to Paris to rejoin his brother Alberto, then a student of the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle at the Academy of the Grande Chaumière*. All three of the Giacometti brothers went into the visual arts: Alberto and Di
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