giacometti-Life Magazine

Alberto Giacometti: 1901 – 1966

Born on October 10, 1901 in Borgonovo, Switzerland, Alberto Giacometti was a sculptor, painter, draughtsman and printmaker.   His father, Giovanni Giacometti, was a Post-Impressionist painter. From 1919 – 1920, Giacometti studied painting at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and sculpture and drawing at the Ecole des Arts et Métiers in Geneva.  Between 1922 – 1927, he  […]


Jean Paul Riopelle: 1923 – 2002

Born on October 7, 1923 in Montreal, Canada, Jean-Paul Riopelle is one of Canada’s most famous painters. Riopelle studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Montreal in 1942, and then at the École du Meuble, graduating in 1945. He studied with Paul-Émile Borduas under whose direction Riopelle created his first abstract painting. Riopelle was a […]


Annie Leibovitz: Photography

Born on October 2, 1949,  in Waterbury, Connecticut, Annie Leibovitz has been documenting American popular culture since the 1970’s and is one of the most sought after portrait photographers today. The Leibovitz family moved frequently with her father’s duty assignments in the US Air Force and Annie took her first photos when they were stationed […]

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Alma Thomas: 1891-1978

Born on September 22, 1891, in Columbus, Georgia, Alma Woodsey Thomas grew up in a family that encouraged education and appreciation of literature and the arts. In 1907, the family moved to Washington D.C., partly due to the Atlanta race riots, but also because Washington had better education and employment opportunities for African Americans than […]

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Jean Arp: 1886 – 1966

Born on September 16, 1886 in Strasbourg (then part of Germany), Jean (Hans) Arp was a pioneer of abstract art and a founding member of the Dada movement.  After studying at the Kunstschule, Weimar from 1905 to 1907, Arp attended the Académie Julian in Paris. In 1909, Arp moved to Switzerland where in 1911 he […]



Daniel Castan: Painting

Born in 1959 in Dordogne France, Daniel Castan is a graduate of the Fine Arts School of Bordeaux. Previously a graphic designer, Castan worked with such organizations as UNICEF, Pierre Balmain, the UN, and  ZIPPO. It was not until the age of 40 that he picked up a paintbrush for his own enjoyment. Painting with […]


Henrique Oliveira – Baitogogo

Baitogogo, the latest from São Paulo, Brazil based artist Henrique Oliveira, exhibited recently at the palais de tokyo in Paris.  See more photos of this incredible installation at

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Zac Shavrick: Sculpture

“Zac Shavrick was born in 1987 and raised primarily by his father, Barry. Fascinated by his father’s work, Zac would join him in his metal shop where they welded together. By age five, Zac was welding on his own, by seven, he was fabricating entire sculptures. As he developed, his work was influenced by his […]