painter Giovanni Giacometti. At an early age Giacometti illustrated painting, sculptors and drawings. He studied at various art schools. He went through a restless period in which he experimented with polychrome sculpture, cages, erotic kinetic objects, near-abstraction and other styles. He obtained awards for his works; First Prize for a Sculpture at the Pittsburgh International in 1961, main prize for a sculpture at the Venice Biennale in 1962, and the Guggenheim International Award for a Painting in1964.