Alberto Giacometti

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Alberto Giacometti
Portrait of Alberto-Giacometti (etching by Jan Hladík, 2002)
Born (1901-10-10)10 October 1901
Borgonovo, Stampa, Graubünden, Switzerland
Died 11 January 1966(1966-01-11) (aged 64)
Chur, Graubünden, Switzerland
Nationality Swiss
Field Sculpture, Painting, Drawing
Training The School of Fine Arts, Geneva
Movement Surrealism, Expressionism, Cubism, Formalism
Awards "Grand Prize for Sculpture" at 1962 Venice Biennale

Alberto Giacometti (Italian pronunciation: [alˈbɛrto dʒakoˈmetti]; 10 October 1901 – 11 January 1966) was a Swiss sculptor, painter, draftsman and printmaker. Beginning in 1922, he lived and worked mainly in Paris but regularly visited his hometown Borgonovo to see his family and work on his art.

Giacometti was one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century. His work was particularly influenced by artistic styles such as Cubism and Surrealism.