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  1. Alberto Giacometti ( / ˌdʒækəˈmɛti /, [1] US also / ˌdʒɑːk -/, [2] [3] [4] Italian: [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 ...

  2. New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Twentieth-Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection," December 12, 1989–April 1, 1990, unnumbered cat. (p. 256). London. Royal Academy of Arts. "Twentieth-Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection," April 19–July 15, 1990, unnumbered cat. Martigny.

  3. Alberto Giacometti's remarkable career traces the shifting enthusiasms of European art before and after the Second World War. As a Surrealist in the 1930s, he devised innovative sculptural forms, sometimes reminiscent of toys and games. And as an Existentialist after the war, he led the way in creating a style that summed up the philosophy's ...

    • Swiss
    • October 10, 1901
    • Stampa, Graubunden, Switzerland
    • January 11, 1966
  4. WALKING MAN I, 1960. Bronze sculpture, inscribed 'Alberto Giacometti' and 'Epreuve de l'UNESCO' (UNESCO proof) on the base; with foundry mark Susse Fondeur Paris. Acquisition made by UNESCO in 1969. Alberto Giacometti created a filiform and stylized figure, whose limbs seem to stretch out endlessly, as a symbol of the human being.

  5. Jan 23, 2024 · Alberto Giacometti created a varied body of sculptures, paintings, and drawings, but he is best known for his sculptures of tall, thin, and rigid women and men often mounted on large bases. In the destructive wake of World War II, these figures--skeletal, seemingly anonymous and isolated--were embraced as powerful metaphors of the human condition.

  6. Featuring more than 100 bronze portrait busts, towering statuettes, paintings, sketches, and prints, Alberto Giacometti: Toward the Ultimate Figure documents the iconic explorations and visionary achievements of this internationally celebrated artist of the postwar era. Visit Giacometti in his famed Paris studio in scenes captured by noted ...

  7. "Alberto Giacometti," March 10–April 24, 1966, no. 36. New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Abstract Expressionism and Other Modern Works: The Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 17, 2007–February 3, 2008, extended to March 2, 2008, no. 31. New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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