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Artist: Alberto Giacometti (1901 - 1966)
Nationality: Swiss
Movement: Surrealism
Media: Painting, Sculpture
Influences:

Biography:
Although he trained in Geneva, Alberto Giacometti settled and worked mostly in Paris. He began working in sculpture with Antoine Bourdelle, but embraced Surrealism in 1930 on meeting Andre Breton. He also was interested in the intellectual aspects of Existentialism and studied in their circle with leader Jean-Paul Sartre. In 1935, Giacometti was forced out of the Surrealist movement and began to develop his own style of unusual, ghostly figure paintings. His sculpture contained the same abstract elements, most notably his bronze statue, Thin Man.


Artworks in Museum Collections: (60)
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Alberto Giacometti Femme Qui Marche etching 1955
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Alberto Giacometti Nude in Profile Etching 1955
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Alberto Giacometti Nude with Flowers Lithograph 1960
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Alberto Giacometti Chien, Chat, Tableau (Dog, Cat, Picture) Lithograph 1956
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Alberto Giacometti The Search, or Dans l'Atelier, from Paroles peintes Etching 1965
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Alberto Giacometti MËre de l'Artiste, Lisant III (Mother of the Artist, Reading III) Lithograph 1964
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Alberto Giacometti Annette, p. 69, from the book Prints from the Mourlot Press Lithograph on Arches paper 1964
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Alberto Giacometti, Sanford H. Roth (United States, 1906 - 1962) , circa 1946-1962, 2 1/4 in. negative
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Alberto Giacometti, Sanford H. Roth (United States, 1906 - 1962) , circa 1946-1962, 2 1/4 in. negative
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Alberto Giacometti, Sanford H. Roth (United States, 1906 - 1962) , circa 1946-1962, 2 1/4 in. negative
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Alberto Giacometti, Sanford H. Roth (United States, 1906 - 1962) , circa 1946-1962, 2 1/4 in. negative
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Alberto Giacometti, Sanford H. Roth (United States, 1906 - 1962) , circa 1946-1962, 2 1/4 in. negative
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Alberto Giacometti, Sanford H. Roth (United States, 1906 - 1962) , circa 1946-1962, 2 1/4 in. negative
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Alberto Giacometti, Sanford H. Roth (United States, 1906 - 1962) , circa 1946-1962, 4 x 5 in. negative
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Alberto Giacometti, Henri Cartier-Bresson (France, 1908 - 2004) , 1961, printed later, Gelatin-silver print
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Alberto Giacometti, Sanford H. Roth (United States, 1906 - 1962) , circa 1946-1962, 35mm negative
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Alberto Giacometti, Sanford H. Roth (United States, 1906 - 1962) , circa 1946-1962, 35mm negative
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Alberto Giacometti, Sanford H. Roth (United States, 1906 - 1962) , circa 1946-1962, 35mm negative
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Alberto Giacometti, Sanford H. Roth (United States, 1906 - 1962) , circa 1946-1962, 35mm negative
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Alberto Giacometti, Sanford H. Roth (United States, 1906 - 1962) , circa 1946-1962, 35mm negative
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Alberto Giacometti, Sanford H. Roth (United States, 1906 - 1962) , circa 1946-1962, 35mm negative
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Alberto Giacometti, Sanford H. Roth (United States, 1906 - 1962) , circa 1946-1962, 35mm negative
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Alberto Giacometti, Sanford H. Roth (United States, 1906 - 1962) , circa 1946-1962, 35mm negative
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Alberto Giacometti, Sanford H. Roth (United States, 1906 - 1962) , circa 1946-1962, 35mm negative
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Alberto Giacometti, Sanford H. Roth (United States, 1906 - 1962) , circa 1946-1962, 35mm negative
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Alberto Giacometti, Sanford H. Roth (United States, 1906 - 1962) , circa 1946-1962, 35mm negative
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Alberto Giacometti, Sanford H. Roth (United States, 1906 - 1962) , circa 1946-1962, 35mm negative
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Alberto Giacometti, Sanford H. Roth (United States, 1906 - 1962) , circa 1946-1962, 35mm negative
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Alberto Giacometti, Sanford H. Roth (United States, 1906 - 1962) , circa 1946-1962, 35mm negative
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Alberto Giacometti, Sanford H. Roth (United States, 1906 - 1962) , circa 1946-1962, 35mm negative
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Alberto Giacometti, Sanford H. Roth (United States, 1906 - 1962) , circa 1946-1962, 35mm negative
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Alberto Giacometti, Sanford H. Roth (United States, 1906 - 1962) , circa 1946-1962, 35mm negative
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Alberto Giacometti, Sanford H. Roth (United States, 1906 - 1962) , circa 1946-1962, Gelatin-silver print
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Alberto Giacometti - Dog 1951 bronze The Museum of Modern Art Italian
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Alberto Giacometti - Walking Man II 1960 bronze National Gallery of Art Swiss
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Alberto Giacometti - The Chariot 1950 painted bronze on wo The Museum of Modern Art Italian
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Alberto Giacometti - The Palace at 4 A.M. 1932 wood, glass, wire, a The Museum of Modern Art Italian
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Alberto Giacometti - The Chariot 1950 painted bronze The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Swiss
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Alberto Giacometti - Study of a Head c. 1950 ball point pen Arkansas Arts Center Swiss
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Alberto Giacometti - Standing Woman 1948 painted bronze The Museum of Modern Art Italian
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Alberto Giacometti - Woman with Her Throat Cut 1932 bronze The Museum of Modern Art Italian
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Alberto Giacometti - The Artist's Mother 1950 oil on canvas The Museum of Modern Art Italian
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Alberto Giacometti - Standing Woman c. 1947 bronze National Gallery of Art Swiss
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Alberto Giacometti - Tall Figure II 1960 bronze The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
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Alberto Giacometti - Standing Woman II 1960 bronze The Detroit Institute of Art Swiss
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Alberto Giacometti - Tall Figure III 1960 bronze The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
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Alberto Giacometti - Annette Seated 1958 oil and pencil on ca The Detroit Institute of Art Swiss
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©Yousuf Karsh ; Yousuf Karsh, Canadian (born in Armenia) 1908 Alberto Giacometti 1965 Photograph, gelatin
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Alberto Giacometti - Bust of a Woman from the Left 1964 etching Arkansas Arts Center Swiss
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Alberto Giacometti - Large Seated Woman 1958-59 bronze Milwaukee Art Museum Italian
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Alberto Giacometti - L'homme au Doigt (Man Pointing) 1947 bronze Des Moines Art Center Swiss
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Alberto Giacometti - Man Crossing a Square on a Sunny Morning 1950 cast bronze The Detroit Institute of Art Swiss
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Alberto Giacometti - Hands Holding the Void (Invisible Object) 1934 bronze The Museum of Modern Art Italian
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Robert Moskowitz - Giacometti Piece (For Bob Holman) 1984 pastel on paper Hirshhorn Museum American
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A Susana, Alberto Castro Leñero  (Artist), 1986, Screenprint
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Alberto Pasini Abbrutimento Etching 19th century
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Giacometti, Sanford H. Roth (United States, 1906 - 1962) , circa 1970, Gelatin-silver print
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Giacometti, Ruth Weisberg (United States, Illinois, Chicago, born 1942) , 1989, Monotype
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Alberto Beltr·n Grinding Sugar Cane Lithograph 20th century
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Alberto Fontana Warriors with their horses ENG 16th century

Artnews Articles and Exhibition Information: (28)
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Museum of Modern Art: Alberto Giacometti

Organized by The Museum of Modern Art in collaboration with the Kunsthaus Zürich, and with the active cooperation of the Alberto Giacometti Foundation, the exhibition presents some ninety sculptures, forty paintings, and sixty drawings, including ...
Orlando Museum of Art: Traces of a Friendship: Photographs of Alberto Giacometti by Ernst Scheidegger
In 1990 Scheidegger published Traces of a Friendship. Alberto Giacometti, a book featuring a small selection of the numerous photographs he had taken of Giacometti and the artist’s work over a period of more than 20 years. The current exhibition i...

Portland Museum of Art: Alberto Giacometti
Alberto Giacometti includes 13 drawings, ranging from precise and light-filled interiors to the haunting stare of a masterful late drawing of his brother and frequent model, Diego. Lithography and etching became a natural extension of his drawing...

Fundação Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva: Derriere le Miroir: 35 Original Engravings from the Magazine 1946 to 1982
The magazine, itself designed as an art object sumptuously presented in a large (38 x 28 cm) format, is illustrated with original lithographs as well as a number of reproductions. Poets and writers like Aragon, Beckett, Char, Eluard, Prévert, Quen...

National Gallery of Art: Brassaï: The Eye of Paris
This exhibition is organized by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, with funding provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc., Houston Endowment Inc., and The Wortham Foundation. ...

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: Art at Midcentury: Spotlight on the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The exhibition opens with art by European and Latin American artists such as Max Ernst and Matta, whose work was to play a defining role in shaping the New Yor...

Tate Gallery, Liverpool: Figurative Art at the End of the Century
Many of these works have only just been acquired by the Tate and are on show in Liverpool for the first time. Together, they create a powerful spectacle and raise issues ...

Kunstverein Hannover: TAUCHFAHRTEN (DIVINGS) - Drawings as Reportage
In this regard, the historical development of the international link between drawing and reportage will play a decisive role in the exhibition. This also encompasses, aside from autobiographical and/or historical news coverage drawings that a...

Project Arts Centre: Gerard Byrne: In Repertory
In this spirit, the gallery will be transformed from a white cube into a black box, with theatrical elements such as a backdrop and lighting being introduced. In this environment, Byrne will place a number of objects that sit somewhere in the 'bli...

Kroller-Muller Museum: Longing for the Garden – sculptures from storage
Some of the works are displayed outside on the events area, including a 15-metre high Schwarz/weisse Doppelfahne, a black and white ‘double’ flag by the German artist Reiner Ruthenbeck. Other works are shown in the galleries and corridors of the ...

Tate St. Ives: David Nash: Making and Placing Abstract Sculpture 1978-2004
In David Nash's mind, the cardinal directions for mark-making apply to his favoured forms: vertical for the cube, horizontal for the sphere, and diagonal for the pyramid. While recognising Plato’s theory that we know these forms from the spiritual...

National Gallery of Canada: Ousmane Sow: Monumental Sculpture in Celebration of the IV Games of La Francophonie
Ousmane Sow was born in Dakar in 1935. On the death of his father, he left, almost penniless, for Paris. He dreamed of art, but had to study physical therapy. Sow lived in Paris for more than twenty years, always in contact with the works of th...

Adam Gallery: Eduardo Chillida 1924-2002
By 1951 his work transformed into a new abstract style using materials such as wood, steel and iron. Meeting Frank Lloyd Wright, Alberto Giacometti and later Joan Miro formed strong influences for him in his use of drawing in space and light in ...

Museum of Modern Art: The Dream of Utopia/Utopia of the Dream
One extreme was defined by the pure abstractions of painters such as Piet Mondrian and Kazimir Malevich, who sought the systematic restructuring of reality through emphasis on the logic of form. For example, the spare black and white ...

Stedelijk Museum: Hans Josephsohn: Sculptures
Hans Josephsohn was born in Königsberg (1920), in East Prussia, as it was then. At 18 he left to study sculpture in Florence. Later that year, warned by friends, he moved to Switzerland - ahead of the advancing tide of anti-semitism. After roving ...

Akademie der Kuenste: SPACE. Sites for Art
“SPACE. Sites for Art” is a first attempt to reveal and discuss this situation in the current horizon of the arts and in their interdisciplinary philosophical and motific dimensions. In both of the Academy’s buildings, the exhibition investi...

Art 32 Basel: Art Fair Opens Today
The new, 700-page catalogue prepared in cooperation with the renowned Hatje Cantz publishing house appeared just a few days ago. This provides a richly illustrated preview of Art Basel and a comprehensive overview of all that the international a...

Harvard University, Arthur M. Sackler Museum: Medardo Rosso: Second Impressions
Medardo Rosso: Second Impressions will focus on five sculptures spanning Rosso’s mature career. The works are Aetas aurea (The Golden Age), 1886–87; Grande rieuse (Large Laughing Woman), 1891; Bambino ebreo (Jewish Boy), c. 1892–93; Bookmaker, c. ...

Philadelphia Museum of Art: Adventures in Modern Art: The Charles K. Williams II Collection
The collection is marked by a passion for color, strong compositional designs, and occasionally eccentric images, with an emphasis upon several favorite artists, among them Joseph Stella, Oscar Bluemner, Charles Demuth, and Arthur Dove, each of w...

Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum: Mercedes Matter: A Retrospective Exhibition
When the Matter retrospective was recently shown at Baruch College in Manhattan, the Wall Street Journal declared it "one of the best New York painting exhibitions" and said it gives us "the monumental achievement of a monumental, but sadly overlo...

Sprengel Musuem: How you look at it: 20th-century Photography
The exhibition How you look at it. 20th-century Photography offers a chance to take stock. It starts by showing how photography has greatly increased in popularity in recent years, mainly obvious by its growing presence in museums w...

Guggenheim Museum: The Global Guggenheim: Selections from the Extended Collection
This exhibition is sponsored by Fireman's Fund Insurance Company and Delta Air Lines. The permanent collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation constitutes the very core of the institution, said Thomas Krens, Director, Solomon R. Guggenhei...

Hamburger Bahnhof Museum: Friedrich Christian Flick Collection
Following the inaugural exhibition, the private collection of around 2,000 works of art, which has been loaned to the Hamburger Bahnhof for a period of seven years, will be gradually shown in its entirety in a series of temporary exhibitions. The ...

Contemporary Art Centre of Malaga: The Work of Gerhard Richter
Within the present exhibition, the emphasis is on Richter’s paintings based on photographs, his pure paintings, his famous grisailles and in particular the abstract expressionist works. In each one Richter reveals his virtuoso abilities with regar...

CACT - centro d'arte contemporanea ticino: Time out of Joint (Suburban Gulliver): Andrea Crosa
In several occasions (see Tsunami Studebaker, Neos Editions, Genoa) we have found in his art works the various dichotomies of his creative art making, on numerous levels: his ironic tragic nature, the relation between reality and fiction, traditio...

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard: Passionate and Obstinate: The Lois Orswell Collection
Passionate and Obstinate (the phrase is Orswell’s self-description) will feature works from the Lois Orswell Collection as a cohesive group for the first time. Orswell was a distinctive collector whose methods were unlike those of her contemporari...

National Gallery of Art: Stanley William Hayter : From Surrealism to Abstraction
"Hayter has been celebrated as one of the most influential printmakers of the 20th century," said Earl A. Powell III, director, National Gallery of Art. "This exhibition recognizes that important contribution but focuses more on Hayter's achievem...

Salone delle Mostre Temporanee - Complesso del Vittoriano: Alberto Sughi: 1946 to Present
“The play by Eugene Ionesco (The Rhinoceros) is obviously a metaphor representing modern society, which transforms men into monsters. Is this a possible clue one could use to interpret the work of Alberto Sughi?... Sughi has probably read Sartre’s...

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