Alberto Giacometti is one of the best-known artists of the twentieth century.Born in a Swiss village,he moved to prewar Paris and went on to play a leading role in the art world,alongside characters such as Picasso,Balthus,Samuel Beckett and Sartre.His passionate and strange life reflects the genius of his works-his gaunt and haunting sculptures and his unsettling paintings. As someone who was personally acquainted with Giacometti and his peers,and who has consolidated his personal knowledge with extensive research,James Lord is uniquely qualified to write Giacommeti's biography.
James Lord was an American writer. He was the author of several books, including biographies of Alberto Giacometti and Pablo Picasso. He died in 2009.