Diégo Giacometti

Artwork

Biography

Diego Giacometti was a Swiss designer and sculptor known as the younger brother of and collaborator with the famed artist Alberto Giacometti. Diego often portrayed animals in bronze with the aesthetic of ancient sculptures or primitive drawings, while Alberto used him as his most frequent model, asking his brother to sit literally thousands of times to create his iconic busts and sculptures. Born on November 15, 1902 in Borgonova, Switzerland in a small farming village, his father was the painter Giovanni Giacometti, who encouraged all three of his sons to become artists. Diego and his brother Alberto shared a studio in Paris and made work that is sometimes indistinguishable from one another. He died July 15, 1985 in Paris. 

Diégo Giacometti - Galerie Hadjer