(1868 - 1933)
Giovanni Giacometti was active/lived in Switzerland, France. Giovanni Giacometti is known for late impressionist painting, drawing.
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Biography Giovanni Giacometti
Giovanni Giacometti was born in Stampa, the Grisans on March 7th, 1868. Encouraged by his teacher, the young Giacometti entered on the artistic career and moved to Munich in 1886 to attend the school of arts and crafts. There Giacometti met Cuno Amiet, who became his close friend and with whom he studied the works of the French Impressionists. Supported by his parents, Giacometti moved along with Amiet to Paris in 1888. He went to the spring Salon, where he was deeply impressed by some paintings.
There, Giacometti met for the first time the works of Gianni Segantini, whom he got to know in person later on. Running short of money, Giacometti was forced to return to Stampa in 1891: a period of loneliness a
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