Alberto Giacometti (Italian pronunciation: [alˈbɛrto dʒakoˈmetti]; 10 October 1901 – 11 January 1966) was a Swiss sculptor, painter, draughtsman and printmaker. He was born in the canton Graubünden's southerly alpine valley Val Bregaglia, as the eldest of four children to Giovanni Giacometti, a well-known post-Impressionist painter. Coming from an artistic background, he was interested in art from an early age.
He was said to be one of the ‘most ingenious artists of his generation’ and someone who had ‘an infectious ...
Richard Holloway, Edward Allington, David Austen and Ben Faccini reflect on a work in the Tate collection