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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 1,744,586 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Alberto Giacometti is the 7th most popular sculptor (up from 8th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 14th 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 7 out of 189Before him are Auguste Rodin, Phidias, Myron, Praxiteles, Polykleitos, and Benvenuto Cellini. After him are Camille Claudel, Lysippos, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Antonio Canova, Constantin Brâncuși, and Bertel Thorvaldsen.

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Among people born in 1901, Alberto Giacometti ranks 18Before him are Sukarno, Fulgencio Batista, Leopold III of Belgium, Ngo Dinh Diem, Magda Goebbels, and Gary Cooper. After him are Paul of Greece, Vittorio De Sica, André Malraux, Princess Märtha of Sweden, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, and Joaquín Rodrigo. Among people deceased in 1966, Alberto Giacometti ranks 4Before him are Walt Disney, André Breton, and Georges Lemaître. After him are Anna Akhmatova, Buster Keaton, Ken Miles, Sergei Korolev, Peter Debye, Jean Arp, Sepp Dietrich, and Sayyid Qutb.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Alberto Giacometti ranks 17 out of 876Before him are Sepp Blatter (1936), Paul Klee (1879), Huldrych Zwingli (1484), Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1945), Johanna Spyri (1827), and Francesco Borromini (1599). After him are Johann Bernoulli (1667), Charles Albert Gobat (1843), Albert Hofmann (1906), Ursula Andress (1936), Carl Spitteler (1845), and Bruno Ganz (1941).

Among SCULPTORS In Switzerland

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