Augusto Giacometti

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Stained glass window, created by Augusto Giacometti, in the Fraumünster church in Zürich

Augusto Giacometti (August 16, 1877 – June 9, 1947) was a Swiss painter from Stampa, Graubünden, cousin of Giovanni Giacometti who was the father of Alberto, Diego and Bruno Giacometti.

He finished -among others- stained glass windows in both of the most important churches of Zürich, Grossmünster and Fraumünster.

From 1909 to 1913 Augusto Giacometti was a great inspiration for Czech born sculptor Helen Zelezny-Scholz.

A two day hiking trail connects most of the locations of the family in Val Bregaglia.[1]


  • This article was initially translated from the German Wikipedia.

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