Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti ( 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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