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Giacometti, Alberto b. October 10, 1901 d. January 11, 1966 Sculptor. His signature works are elongated human figures that convey a sense of isolation and anguish. Their rough, charred-looking surfaces capture light and shadow in compelling ways. Giacometti arrived at this style after World War II and many see it as existential commentary on the postwar human condition, though the artist himself claimed he was after more spiritual qualities. He was also a painter and printmaker, and wrote poetry. Giacometti was born in Borgonovo, near Stampa in...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Cemetery of the Church of San Giorgio, Borgonovo, Graubunden, Switzerland
Giacometti, Giovanni b. March 7, 1868 d. June 25, 1933 Artist. He helped introduce modernism to Swiss painting in the early 20th Century. Giacometti was born in Stampa, Switzerland, into a family of Italian descent. He studied painting in Munich and Paris (1886 to 1891), and lived in Italy before settling in his hometown. On a visit to Munich in 1901 he discovered the work of Van Gogh and began creating landscapes and portraits in the Post-Impressionist manner. In 1907 he was invited to exhibit with the Expressionist group "Die Brücke" ("The...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Cemetery of the Church of San Giorgio, Borgonovo, Graubunden, Switzerland