Alberto Giacometti

1901 - 1966

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Alberto Giacometti (, US also , 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 his art. Giacometti was one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alberto Giacometti has received more than 1,784,674 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Alberto Giacometti is the 9th most popular sculptor (down from 7th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 17th in 2019) and the most popular Swiss Sculptor.

Alberto Giacometti is most famous for his sculptures of people. He was a Swiss sculptor and painter who was known for his use of thin, elongated figures in his work.

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Among sculptors, Alberto Giacometti ranks 9 out of 258Before him are Myron, Praxiteles, Benvenuto Cellini, Polykleitos, Camille Claudel, and Lorenzo Ghiberti. After him are Lysippos, Antonio Canova, Bertel Thorvaldsen, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, Constantin Brâncuși, and Giambologna.

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Among people born in 1901, Alberto Giacometti ranks 16Before him are Sukarno, Fulgencio Batista, Ngo Dinh Diem, Linus Pauling, Clark Gable, and Rudolf Höss. After him are Princess Märtha of Sweden, Magda Goebbels, Paul of Greece, Ernest Lawrence, Gary Cooper, and Vittorio De Sica. Among people deceased in 1966, Alberto Giacometti ranks 4Before him are Walt Disney, André Breton, and Buster Keaton. After him are Anna Akhmatova, Georges Lemaître, Sayyid Qutb, Sergei Korolev, Ken Miles, Sepp Dietrich, Chester W. Nimitz, and Jean Arp.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Alberto Giacometti ranks 20 out of 1,015Before him are Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1945), Charles Albert Gobat (1843), Johanna Spyri (1827), Francesco Borromini (1599), Charles Édouard Guillaume (1861), and Johann Bernoulli (1667). After him are Albert Hofmann (1906), Carl Spitteler (1845), Élie Ducommun (1833), Bruno Ganz (1941), Arnold Böcklin (1827), and Conrad Gessner (1516).

Among SCULPTORS In Switzerland

Among sculptors born in Switzerland, Alberto Giacometti ranks 1After him are Jean Tinguely (1925), James Pradier (1790), and Hermann Obrist (1863).