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ID: 500118871
 
Record Type: Person
Giacometti, Alberto (Swiss painter, sculptor, and printmaker, 1901-1966)

Note: Giacometti was a Swiss artist who is best known for his lanky sculptures of solitary figures. At a young age it became apparent he was extremely adept in the fine arts. Encouragement from his father, Giovanni and his godfather, Cuno Amiet (both painters) lead him to pursue an artistic career. Between 1922 and 1925, Giacometti studied at the Académie de la Grande-Chaumiére in Paris. His brother Diego was a furniture designer as well as Giacometti's model and studio assistant; his brother Bruno was an architect.

Names:
Giacometti, Alberto (preferred,V,index,LC)
Alberto Giacometti (V,display)
Gʼaḳomeṭi, Alberṭo (U)
ג'אקומטי, אלברטו (U)

Nationalities:
Swiss (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
sculptor
painter
printmaker
portraitist

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Borgonovo (Graubünden, Switzerland) (inhabited place)
Died:  Chur (Graubünden, Switzerland) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France) (inhabited place)
active:   Geneva (Geneva canton, Switzerland) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
child of ....  Giacometti, Giovanni  
..............  (Swiss painter, 1868-1933) [500021953]
friend of ....  Paolozzi, Eduardo Luigi  
................  (British sculptor and printmaker, 1924-2005) [500027981]
member was ....  Giacometti family  
..................  (Swiss artists, active 19th-20th centuries) [500072654]
sibling of ....  Giacometti, Bruno  
..................  (Swiss architect, born 1907) [500345462]
sibling of ....  Giacometti, Diego  
..................  (Swiss sculptor and designer, 1902-1985) [500013759]
student of ....  Bourdelle, Emile-Antoine  
..................  (French sculptor, 1861-1929) [500028923]
teacher of ....  Johnson, Daniel laRue  
..................  (American sculptor and painter, born 1938) [500122134]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Giacometti, Alberto (I)

Biographies:
(Swiss painter, sculptor, and printmaker, 1901-1966) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Swiss sculptor, 1901-1966) ..... [CL-Courtauld]
(artist, 1901-1966) ..... [GRL]
(Swiss artist, 1901-1966) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(Swiss artist, 1901-1966) ..... [WCP]
(Swiss painter, sculptor, and printmaker, 1901-1966) ..... [GRLPSC]
(Swiss painter, sculptor, printmaker, 1901-1966) ..... [BHA]

Sources and Contributors:
Alberto Giacometti ........ [VP]
......................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Gʼaḳomeṭi, Alberṭo ........ [GRL]
......................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80032247
Giacometti, Alberto ........ [BHA Preferred, CL-Courtauld Preferred, GRL Preferred, GRLPSC Preferred, VP Preferred, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
........................................  Grove Dictionary of Art (1996)
........................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80032247
........................................  Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996) 202
........................................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
........................................  Witt Library, Authority files
ג'אקומטי, אלברטו ........ [GRL]
................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80032247

Subject: ........ [BHA, CL-Courtauld, GRL, GRLPSC, VP, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art (1996)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996) 202
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Vollmer, Künstler-Lexikon 20. Jahrhunderts (1953-62)
....................  WBG
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
....................  Wood, Surreal Things: Surrealism and Design (2007) 353
 
Note:
English .......... [CL-Courtauld, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 22 February 2005
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