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Alberto Giacometti




 


 

Alberto Giacometti

(b Borgonovo, nr Stampa, 10 Oct 1901; d Chur, 11 Jan 1966). Sculptor, painter, draughtsman and printmaker, son of Giovanni Giacometti.

He began drawing around 1910–12, followed by painting and sculpting in 1913–15. While at secondary school in Schiers, near Chur (1914–19), he developed his drawing style primarily through portraiture. In 1919–20 in Geneva he studied painting at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and sculpture at the Ecole des Arts et Métiers but was more impressed by subsequent visits to Italy (1920–21), where he worked without formal instruction. In sculpture he worked in an academic mode, while in painting he emulated his father’s Post-Impressionist and Fauvist style, which he thoroughly mastered by late 1921, as in Self-portrait (Zurich, Ksthaus). Consequently in January 1922 he began studying sculpture in Paris under Emile-Antoine Bourdelle at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, where he continued intermittently for five years. In 1925 he ceased drawing and painting to concentrate on sculpture, and his brother Diego Giacometti joined him in Paris. In 1927 they moved into the studio at 46, Rue Hippolyte-Maindron in Montparnasse, where Alberto worked for the rest of his life, with annual visits to his family in Switzerland.

 


 


Sitzende Figur im Atelier
1955


 

Alberto
1904


 

The Studio
1953


 

Diego


 

Tete noire
1960


 

Diego
1953


 

Still Life with an Apple
1937


 

Head of Diego
1961


 

Man Reading a Book
1923


 

Study for The Palace at 4 a.m.
1932


 

Hands Holding a Void
1934


 

The Artist's Mother
1950


 

Portrait of Peter Watson
1953


 

Annette
1954


 

Carolina sobre fondo blanco


 

Desnudo tumbado de espaldas


 

Diego


 

Dog, Cat, Picture


 

Nude in Profile


 

Nude with Flowers


 

Retrato de mujer


 

The Search, or Dans l'Atelier, from Paroles peintes


 

Von Fotografen Gesehen: Alberto Giacometti, 1988
 

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