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Alberto GIACOMETTI

Swiss Alberto GIACOMETTI

Swiss sculptor, painter, draftsman and printmaker

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Born: on October 10, 1901 in Borgonovo, Switzerland
Died: on January 11, 1966 in Coire, Switzerland


Biography

Giacometti was born in Borgonovo, Switzerland, in the canton Graubünden's southerly alpine valley Val Bregaglia near the Italian border, as the eldest of four children of Giovanni Giacometti, a well-known post-Impressionist painter, and Annetta Giacometti-Stampa. He was a descendant of Protestant refugees escaping the inquisition. Coming from an artistic background, he was interested in art from an early age. Alberto attended the Geneva School of Fine Arts.

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- Category Painter, Sculptor