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 and Annetta Giacometti-Stampa. Coming from an artistic background, he was interested in art from an early age.
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Watch the trailer for our Giacometti exhibition on at Tate Modern
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Catch up with Tate Modern director Frances Morris as she interviews artist Sir Antony Gormley
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Artists Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler and Jac Leirner reveal how Alberto Giacometti has inspired their recent work
David Sainsbury recalls his teenage experience of sitting for a portrait by Alberto Giacometti in 1955
Explore the life and work of this celebrated sculptor and painter
Enter Giacometti's world through the photographs of Ernst Scheidegger
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