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Giacometti, Alberto

Born: 1901 AD
Died: 1966 AD
Nationality: N/A
Categories: Painters

1901 – He was born this year in Borgonovo, now part of the Swiss municipality Stampa, near the Italian border.

 

1922 – He moved to Paris to study under the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle, an associate of Auguste Rodin.

 

1935 – He concentrated his sculpting on the human head, focusing on the model’s gaze, followed by a unique artistic phase in which his statues became stretched out; their limbs elongated.

 

1962 – He was awarded the grand prize for sculpture at the Venice Biennale, and the award brought with it worldwide celebrity.

 

1970 – Some of his most important images were in editions of only 30 and many were described as rare.

 

1965 – He traveled to the United States for an exhibition of his works at the New York Museum of Modern Art.

 

1966 – He died this year of heart disease and chronic bronchitis at the Kantonsspital in Chur, Switzerland.