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Introduction
Alberto Giacometti (Italian pronunciation: [alˈbɛrto dʒakoˈmetti]; 10 October 1901 – 11 January 1966) was a Swiss sculptor, painter, draughtsman and printmaker. He was born in the canton Graubünden's southerly alpine valley Val Bregaglia, as the eldest of four children to Giovanni Giacometti, a well-known post-Impressionist painter. Coming from an artistic background, he was interested in art from an early age.
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Introduction
Giacometti was a Swiss artist who is best known for his lanky sculptures of solitary figures. At a young age it became apparent he was extremely adept in the fine arts. Encouragement from his father, Giovanni and his godfather, Cuno Amiet (both painters) lead him to pursue an artistic career. Between 1922 and 1925, Giacometti studied at the Académie de la Grande-Chaumiére in Paris. His brother Diego was a furniture designer as well as Giacometti's model and studio assistant; his brother Bruno was an architect.
Nationality
Swiss
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Portraitist, Painter, Sculptor
Names
Alberto Giacometti, Alberṭo Gʼaḳomeṭi, אלברטו ג'אקומטי
ULAN
500118871
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