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Alberto Giacometti, Erwin Friedrich Baumann, Leiko Ikemura, Hans Josephsohn, Rolf Brem, Youri Messen-Jaschin, Annemie Fontana, Alfredo Battistini, Cuno Amiet, Ralfonso Gschwend, Dave, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Jean Tinguely, Johann Baptist Babel, Alice Boner, Stefan Banz, Diego Giacometti, Hans Gieng, Paul Degen, Maurice Reymond de Broutelles, Philippe Curtius, Gérald Poussin, Hans Erni, Rochus Lussi, Willi Gutmann, Gidon Graetz, Fritz Abplanalp, Rodo, Marc Rembold, Richard Kissling, Bernhard Luginbühl, Oscar Wiggli, Otto Münch, Vincenzo Vela, Josef Benedikt Kuriger, André Ramseyer, James Vibert, Santino Solari, Albrecht von Nürnberg. Excerpt: Alberto Giacometti (10 October 1901 Borgonovo, Stampa – 11 January 1966) was a Swiss sculptor, painter, draughtsman, and printmaker. Alberto Giacometti was born in the canton Graubünden’s southerly alpine valley Val Bregaglia and came from an artistic background; his father, Giovanni, was a well-known Post-Impressionist painter. Alberto was the eldest of four children and was interested in art from the beginning of his life. “Woman of Venice II”, 1956, painted bronze sculpture, Metropolitan Museum of ArtGiacometti was born in Borgonovo, now part of the Swiss municipality of Stampa, near the Italian border. His family was descended from Protestant refugees escaping the Italian Inquisition. His father, Giovanni Giacometti, was a painter. Alberto attended the School of Fine Arts in Geneva. In 1922 he moved to Paris to study under the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle, an associate of Auguste Rodin. It was there that Giacometti experimented with cubism and surrealism and came to be regarded as one of the leading surrealist sculptors. Among his associates were Joan Miró, Max Ernst, Pablo Picasso, Bror Hjorth and Balthus. Between 1936 and 1940, Giacometti concentrated his sculpting on… Paperback: 30 pages

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