"I paint and sculpt to get a grip on reality… to protect myself."
Alberto Giacometti was born on this day in 1901 in Borgonovo, Switzerland. In explaining his work, the artist once said that he rendered people the way he believed they ought to be seen by others.
Though his artwork is uneasily categorized, Giacometti was among the most influential of all Modern artists, creating expressive paintings, sculptures, and lyrical drawings which continue to inspire artists and collectors alike.
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