Alberto Giacometti

1901–1966

Alberto Giacometti, 'Man Pointing' 1947
Man Pointing 1947
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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.

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Poem of the Month: Tishani Doshi

Tishani Doshi presents her poem based on Alberto Giacometti’s Walking Woman, from our collection
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If at first you don't succeed, celebrate

Lisa Le Feuvre on Failure, Tate Etc issue 19, Spring 2010
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The restless storyteller

He was said to be one of the ‘most ingenious artists of his generation’ and someone who had ‘an infectious ...

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Richard Holloway, Edward Allington, David Austen and Ben Faccini reflect on a work in the Tate collection