Alberto Giacometti

male / Swiss
sculptor, designer, painter, draftsperson, author
Ciuha 2009; Schneider 2009
Ciuha 2009
Borgonova (Switzerland) 1901-10-10
Ciuha 2009
Chur (Switzerland) 1966-01-11
Giacometti was buried in Borgonovo, with his parents (Ciuha 2009)
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
Son of the impressionist painter Giovanni Giacometti (1868-1933); Elder brother of the artist Diego Giacometti (1902-1985), one of Alberto's most beloved models, and of the architect Bruno Giacometti (* 1907)
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Biographical information
Period of activity
1913 - 1966
active c. 1913-1966
École des Beaux-Arts (Genève)
1919-1920 (Ciuha 2009); van 1920-1922 in Italië (Sonsbeek '55)
Académie de la Grande Chaumière (Parijs)
1922-1925 (Schneider 2009), onder Bourdelle (Sonsbeek 1966)
École normale d'enseignement du dessin (Parijs)
Ciuha 2009
Active in
  • Stampa 1913
    eerste tekeningen in 1913; eerste bustes in 1914 (Ciuha 2009)
  • Zwitserland 1915 - 1919
    Ciuha 2009
  • Genève (stad) 1919
    Ciuha 2009
  • Venetië 1920 - 1921
    reisde met zijn vader (Ciuha 2009)
  • Rome 1920 - 1921
    verbleef een half jaar in Rome (Ciuha 2009)
  • Parijs 1922 - 1966
    vestigde zich met atelier (Ciuha 2009)
  • Genève (stad) 1942 - 1945
    verbleef in Geneve gedurende de bezetting van Frankrijk (Ciuha 2009)
born in
active in
died in
This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
figure, animal painting (genre), genre, landscape (genre), portrait, still life, biomorphic abstraction, geometric abstraction
Ciuha 2009; González 2006
bronze, wood, marble, moulding plaster
Ciuha 2009
vase, lamp
Ciuha 2009
Art movement
Here we mention the art movement to which an artist belonged. Many art movements have not yet been entered, because the content of this field is still under development.
tot 1935 (Schneider 2009)
Creation date: 1991-12-15; Last modified date: 2023-01-25


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