(1940 - 2014)
H.R. Giger was active/lived in Switzerland. HR Giger is known for Surrealist painting, sculpture, set design.
Biography H.R. Giger
Hans Rudolf "Ruedi" Giger (5 February 1940 - 12 May 2014)
He was a Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor and set designer. He was part of the special effects team that won an Academy Award for Best Achievement for Visual Effects for their design work on the film Alien. He was named to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2013.
Giger was born in 1940 in Chur, capital city of Graubünden, the largest and easternmost Swiss canton. His father, a chemist, viewed art as a "breadless profession" and strongly encouraged him to enter pharmaceutics, Giger recalls. Yet he moved in 1962 to Zürich, where he studied Architecture and industrial design at the School of Applied Arts until 1970. Giger had a
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