Alberto Giacometti

  • 1901 - 1966
  • Born in 1901, in Switzerland

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Born in Borgonovo (Switzerland) on October 10, 1901, Alberto Giacometti, at an early age, was introduced to Post-Impressionism and Symbolism by his father, a painter. In 1919, he left school to study at the Fine Arts College of Geneva. He moved to France in 1922 where he studied the nude at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, sculpture with Antoine Bourdelle and often visited the Louvre.

In The Collection

Exhibition of the Collection

From 17 December 2014 to 18 May 2015

Expressionist and contemplative works

The second phase in the inaugural hang featured a larger number of works, based on the Expressionist and the Contemplative themes.

Exhibition of the Collection

From 11 April 2018 to 27 August 2018

In tune with the world

For the sixth selection of the Collection, the exhibition "In Tune with the World" unveils throughout the galleries of the Frank Gehry building a new choice of artists, of several different mediums, bringing together modern and contemporary works, most of which have never before been exhibited in these spaces.