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Alberto Giacometti

 (1901 - 1966)
Alberto Giacometti was active/lived in Switzerland, France.  Alberto Giacometti is known for surreal elongated figural sculpture, painting.

Alberto Giacometti

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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 bust, made when he was just thirteen, was of his younger brother, Diego, who would become his lifelong assistant.

Alberto spent six months when he was eighteen as a student at the Ecole Des Arts et Metiers in Geneva.  He visited Venice with  ...  Displaying 750 of 7650 characters.

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

About  Alberto Giacometti

Born:  1901 - Borgonovo/Stampa, Switzerland
Died:   1966 - Chur, Switzerland
Known for:  surreal elongated figural sculpture, painting