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 1,451,427 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Alberto Giacometti is the 8th most popular sculptor (down from 7th in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 251st 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 8 out of 190Before him are Phidias, Myron, Polykleitos, Praxiteles, Benvenuto Cellini, and Lorenzo Ghiberti. After him are Camille Claudel, Lysippos, Antonio Canova, Constantin Brâncuși, Henry Moore, and Bertel Thorvaldsen.

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Among people born in 1901, Alberto Giacometti ranks 15Before him are Linus Pauling, Sukarno, Rudolf Höss, Clark Gable, Fulgencio Batista, and Leopold III of Belgium. After him are Gary Cooper, Paul of Greece, Magda Goebbels, Ngo Dinh Diem, Vittorio De Sica, and André Malraux. Among people deceased in 1966, Alberto Giacometti ranks 4Before him are Walt Disney, André Breton, and Buster Keaton. After him are Georges Lemaître, Anna Akhmatova, Sergei Korolev, Jean Arp, Sepp Dietrich, Chester W. Nimitz, Montgomery Clift, and Giuseppe Farina.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Alberto Giacometti ranks 14 out of 749Before him are Ferdinand de Saussure (1857), Huldrych Zwingli (1484), Paul Klee (1879), Jean-Paul Marat (1743), Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746), and Sepp Blatter (1936). After him are Francesco Borromini (1599), Johanna Spyri (1827), Albert Hofmann (1906), Johann Bernoulli (1667), Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1945), and Bruno Ganz (1941).

Among SCULPTORS In Switzerland

Among sculptors born in Switzerland, Alberto Giacometti ranks 1After him are Jean Tinguely (1925).