Though his artwork is uneasily categorized—often either referred to as Formalist or Expressionist—Alberto Giacometti
(Swiss, 1901–1966) is primarily remembered as a Surrealist artist. He explained that, whether sculpture
, or print, his artwork reflected how he emotionally responded to his subjects; he rendered people the way he believed they ought to be seen by others. Ultimately, Giacometti was among the most influential of all Modern artists, creating expressive paintings, portraits of stark figures, and lyrical drawings which continue to inspire artists and collectors alike.