Auch wenn sein Werk schwer einzuordnen ist und er als Formalist oder auch Expressionist bezeichnet wird, gilt Alberto Giacometti (schweizerisch, 1901 – 1966) als ein bedeutender surrealistischer Künstler. Er sagte, dass sein Werk, ob Skulptur, Malerei, Zeichnung oder Druck, seine Emotionen zu seinen Objekten ausdrücken sollen. Er stellte sie so dar, wie sie seiner Meinung nach auf andere Menschen wirken. Giacometti war ein einflussreicher moderner Künstler, der eine Reihe von expressiven Gemälden, Porträts und lyrische Zeichnungen machte, die Künstler und Sammler noch immer faszinieren.

Chronik

1901
Born in Borgovono, Switzerland
1919 – 1920
Studied at the Beaux-Arts and at the School of Arts et Metiers in Geneva, Switzerland
1922 – 1924
Moved to Paris, France
1929
Signed a contract with Pierre Loeb
1935 – 1947
Decided to stop showing his work
1962
Awarded the grand prize for sculpture at the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
1966
Died in Chur, Switzerland

Ausstellungen

2010
Alberto Giacometti und Fritz Glarner, Arbeiten auf Papier, Galerie Ziegler SA, Zurich, Switzerland
2010
Modern Times: responding to chaos - Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK
Alberto Giacometti: Painted Portraits, Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery, New York, NY USA (solo)
2009 – 2010
Retrospective, Alberto Giacometti, Musée Rath. Geneve, Switzerland (solo)
2009
Giacometti, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland (solo)
Cézanne + Beyond, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
In Pursuit of the Masters: Stories from the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
2008
Skulptur! Galerie Beck & Eggeling, Dusseldorf, Germany
Once Upon a Time, Yvon Lambert - Paris, Paris, France
En perspective, Giacometti , Musée des Beaux Arts de Caen, Caen, France (solo)
L'atelier d'Alberto Giacometti, Collections de la Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (solo)
Alberto Giacometti, l’oeuvre gravé. Collections de la Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti et de la Bibliothèque nationale de France, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, site Richelieu, Paris, France (solo)
2007
Ferroni, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy
The Mirror and the Mask: Portraiture in the Age of Picasso, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX
2006
Classics, Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
Alberto Giacometti – Isaku Yanaihara, The Museum of Modern Art of Kamakura, Japan; The Museum of Modern Art of Hayama, Hayama, Japon; The Hyogo Prefectural museum, Kobe, Japon; The Kawakura Memorial Museum, Sakura (Chiba), Japon
2005
BIG BANG, Centre Pompidou - Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France
Alberto Giacometti au Donjon de Vez. Chefs-d’oeuvre de la Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Donjon de Vez, France (solo)
Bodies Past and Present: The Figurative Tradition in the Nasher Collection, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
Variable States: Three Masterworks of Modern Sculpture, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
The Women of Giacometti, The Pace Gallery, New York, NY
2004
An Impressionist Eye, Nevada museum of Art NMA, Reno, NV
Giacometti : Paris sans fin, Musée Jenisch, Vevey, France (solo)
From Rodin to Calder: Masterworks of Modern Sculpture from the Nasher Collection, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX (solo)
2003
Paris 1945 bis 1965. Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz, Germany
2002
Surrealism - Desire Unbound, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Alberto Giacometti, Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (solo)
2001
The Human Figure in Modern Sculpture, Rodin Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Naked since 1950, L&M Arts, New York, NY
2000
Celebrating Modern Art - The Anderson Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
1999
La joie de vivre, Galerie Beck & Eggeling, Dusseldorf, Germany
1998
Magie der Baume, Foundation Beyeler, Riehen, Germany
1996
A Century of Sculpture: The Nasher Collection, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY (solo)
1994
Alberto Giacometti, Acquavella Galleries, New York, NY (solo)
1987
A Century of Modern Sculpture: The Patsy and Raymond Nasher Collection, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.;Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Forte Belvedere, Florence, Italy;Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
1985
Exhibition of Sculpture, Painting, and Drawing by Alberto Giacometti, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1979
Giacometti, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, TX (solo)
1978
Alberto Giacometti, Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France (solo)
Alberto Giacometti: Ein Klassiker der Moderne: 1901 - 1966, Bündner Kunstmuseum, Chur, Switzerland (solo)
1962
Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Öffentliche Sammlungen

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Tate Britain, London, UK
Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence, France
Musée Cantini, Marseille, France
Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, France
Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul, France
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA
Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
Fairfield Center for Contemporary Art, Sturgeon Bay, WI
MFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA
Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT
Meadows Museum, Dallas, TX
Wright State University Art Galleries, Dayton, OH
The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
MFAH - Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI