Famous Swiss Artists

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 1 H. R. Giger

H. R. Giger
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: February 5, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chur
Died: May 12, 2014

H. R. Giger was a Swiss artist remembered for his airbrushed images of machines and humans intertwined in cold biomechanical relationships. He is also remembered for his work as part of the special effects team that worked in Ridley Scott's 1979 science fiction horror film Alien, for which the team won an Academy Award

 2 Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti
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Famous As: Sculptor, Painter
Birthdate: October 10, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Borgonovo, Bregaglia, Switzerland
Died: January 11, 1966

Alberto Giacometti was a Swiss painter, sculptor, printmaker, and draftsman. Widely regarded as one of the 20th century's most important sculptors, Giacometti's career and his friendship with American writer James Lord inspired the 2017 British-American drama film Final Portrait, in which Alberto Giacometti is portrayed by Australian actor Geoffrey Roy Rush.

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 3 Sophie Taeuber-Arp

Sophie Taeuber-Arp
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Famous As: Painter, Sculptor, Architect
Birthdate: January 19, 1889
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Davos
Died: January 13, 1943

 4 Gunter Sachs

Gunter Sachs
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Famous As: Film director, Photographer, Business magnate, Astrologer
Birthdate: November 14, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Schweinfurt
Died: May 7, 2011

Gunter Sachs was a German author, photographer, and industrialist. The third husband of Brigitte Bardot, Sachs attained international recognition as a documentary photographer and documentary filmmaker. An art collector and close friend of Andy Warhol, Gunter Sachs is credited with organizing Warhol's first European exhibition.

 5 Dieter Meier

Dieter Meier
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Famous As: Musician, Artist, Singer, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: March 4, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zürich

 6 Arnold Böcklin

Arnold Böcklin
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Famous As: Painter, Sculptor, University teacher, Graphic artist
Birthdate: October 16, 1827
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Basel
Died: January 16, 1901

 7 Johannes Itten

Johannes Itten
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: November 11, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Südern-Linden, Switzerland
Died: March 25, 1967
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 8 Félix Vallotton

Félix Vallotton
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Famous As: Painter, Artist, Sculptor, Engraver, Art critic
Birthdate: December 28, 1865
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lausanne
Died: December 29, 1925

 9 Adolf Wölfli

Adolf Wölfli
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: February 29, 1864
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bern, Switzerland
Died: November 6, 1930

 10 Jean Tinguely

Jean Tinguely
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: May 22, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fribourg, Switzerland
Died: August 30, 1991

 11 Pipilotti Rist

Pipilotti Rist
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Famous As: Visual Artist
Birthdate: June 21, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Grabs

Pipilotti Rist is a Swiss visual artist renowned for producing experimental installation art and video art. Categorized as feminist art, Rist's artwork is also described as abstract art, intimate, and surreal. Over the years, Pipilotti Rist's work has earned her prestigious awards like the Wolfgang Hahn Prize, Joan Miró Prize, and Best Architects '11 Award.

 12 Max Bill

Max Bill
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Famous As: Architect, Painter, Sculptor, Graphic designer, Artist, University teacher
Birthdate: December 22, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Winterthur
Died: December 9, 1994

 13 Théophile Steinlen

Théophile Steinlen
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Famous As: Painter, Illustrator, Poster artist, Sculptor, Graphic artist
Birthdate: November 10, 1859
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lausanne
Died: December 14, 1923

French-Swiss artist Théophile Steinlen is best remembered for his Art Nouveau paintings. He was also known for his signature, and mostly symbolic, use of cats in most of his works. He got acquainted with several artists at the Le Chat Noir club, leading to commissions for artwork.

 14 Ferdinand Hodler

Ferdinand Hodler
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 14, 1853
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bern, Switzerland
Died: May 19, 1918

 15 Urs Fischer

Urs Fischer
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Famous As: Sculptor, Painter
Birthdate: May 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Switzerland

 16 Jean-Étienne Liotard

Jean-Étienne Liotard
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 22, 1702
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: June 12, 1789

 17 Anton Graff

Anton Graff
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: November 18, 1736
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Winterthur, Switzerland
Died: June 22, 1813

 18 Princess Fadia of Egypt

Princess Fadia of Egypt
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Famous As: Princess, Artists
Birthdate: December 15, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: December 28, 2002

 19 Albert Anker

Albert Anker
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 1, 1831
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ins
Died: July 16, 1910

 20 Eugène Grasset

Eugène Grasset
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Birthdate: 0000 AD

 21 Harald Szeemann

Harald Szeemann
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Famous As: Swiss curator
Birthdate: June 11, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bern
Died: February 18, 2005

 22 Rodolphe Topffer

Rodolphe Topffer
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Famous As: Author, Painter
Birthdate: January 31, 1799
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: June 8, 1846

 23 Cuno Amiet

Cuno Amiet
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Famous As: Painter, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor
Birthdate: March 28, 1868
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Solothurn
Died: July 7, 1961

 24 René Auberjonois

René Auberjonois
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: August 18, 1872
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montagny-près-Yverdon, Switzerland
Died: October 11, 1957

 25 Dimitri

Dimitri
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Famous As: Swiss clown
Birthdate: September 18, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ascona
Died: July 19, 2016

 26 Florence Henri

Florence Henri
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: June 28, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: July 24, 1982

 27 Salomon Gessner

Salomon Gessner
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 1, 1730
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: March 2, 1788

 28 Jill Mulleady

Jill Mulleady
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: April 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

 29 Albert Steffen

Albert Steffen
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: December 10, 1884
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wynau, Switzerland
Died: July 13, 1963

 30 Jean Petitot

Jean Petitot
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 12, 1607
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: April 3, 1691

 31 Niklaus Manuel Deutsch

Niklaus Manuel Deutsch
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: 1484 AD
Birthplace: Bern, Switzerland
Died: April 28, 1530

 32 Hans Conrad Escher von der Linth

Hans Conrad Escher von der Linth
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: August 24, 1767
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: March 9, 1823