Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti was born on 10th October 1901 in Borgonovo, Switzerland. Giacometti was Swiss sculptor and painter. After experimenting with abstraction in the 1930’s, he became increasingly focused on finding ways to capture a sense of reality in sculpture. By the 1940’s he had developed his signature style, producing thin, attenuated sculptures of solitary, skeletal figures and heads. He became well known, especially in the U.S., through two exhibitions in New York City (1948, 1950) and an essay on his art by Jean-Paul Sartre. In 1963 he designed a stage set for a production of a Samuel Beckett play. Alberto Giacometti died 11th January 1966.

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