Introduction
Augusto Giacometti (16 August 1877 – 9 June 1947) was a Swiss painter from Stampa, Graubünden, cousin of Giovanni Giacometti who was the father of Alberto, Diego and Bruno Giacometti. He was a prominent as a painter in the Art Nouveau and Symbolism movements, for his work in stained glass, as a proponent of murals and a designer of popular posters. He finished (among others) stained glass windows in both of the most important churches of Zürich, Grossmünster and Fraumünster, as well as the inner decoration of the so-called Waisenhaus Zürich. From 1909 to 1913 Augusto Giacometti was a great inspiration for Czech born sculptor Helen Zelezny-Scholz. A two-day hiking trail connects most of the locations of the family in Val Bregaglia.
Wikidata
Q671236
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Introduction
Comment on works: pastellist; watercolorist Comment on works: painter; sculptor
Nationality
Swiss
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Painter
Names
Augusto Giacometti, Antonio Augusto Giacometti, Alberto Giacometti, a. giacometti, augusto giacometti, alberto giacometti
Ulan
500021952
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