Giovanni GiacomettiGiovanni Giacometti was born in Stampa, the Grisans on March 7th , 1868. Encouraged by his teacher, the young Giacometti entered on the artistic career and moved to Munich in 1886 to attend the school of arts and crafts. There Giacometti met Cuno Amiet, who became his close friend and with whom he studied the works of the French impressionists.
Supported by his parents, Giacometti moved along with Amiet to Paris in 1888. He went to the spring salon, where he was deeply impressed by some paintings.
There, Giacometti met for the first time the works of Gianni Segantini, whom he got to know in person later on.
Segantini designed in 1897 the idea of a panorama of the Engadine for the Suisse pavilion at the world exhibition in Paris in 1900. Giacometti was supposed to cooperate on the project, but it ran out of money.
In the same year, Giacometti had a large success with an exhibition in the 'Kunsthaus' in Zurich, in 1920 his works were exhibited in Bern. Several other international solo-exhibitions followed. The last years, the artist spent in the quiet of Stampa.
Along with Cuno Amiet, Giovanni Giacometti belongs to the representatives of typical "Suisse Colourism".