Spiaggia con figure

Technique: watercolour on paper
Size: 29 x 23 cm
Date: 1921
Signature: no
ID: 230
Price: on request



Giovanni Giacometti (1868-1933)

Swiss painter, he was born in Borgonovo di Stampa, in Graubuenden; he is Augusto Giacometti’s cousin and Alberto’s father. He studied in Coira and then he moved to Monaco, where he attended the Decorative Arts School and where he met his lifetime friend Cuno Amiet. The two moved to Paris in order to study at Julian Academy, but the lack of economics resources forced them to come back in Switzerland.

In 1984 he travelled around Italy, specifically in Rome and Naples, in this occasion he met Giovanni Segantini, and they became very close friends. Together, they projected the realization of a huge landscape of Engadina which was supposed to be collocated into the Swiss Pavilion of World Fair in Paris, but the project was abandoned because of lack of funds.

From 1898 on his artworks have been exposed in Zürich, Bern, and all the major European cities. He died in Gilon at the age of 65.