Alberto Giacometti (1901 – 1966) was a Swiss sculptor, painter, and printmaker.  His face has become a sort of “pop” icon, portrayed on the 100 Swiss franc banknotes: His work was particularly influenced by artistic styles such as Cubism and Surrealism. In France, he got involved in Existentialism and Phenomenology through authors such as Jean-Paul Sartre and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, reflecting on the human condition and the meaning of existence. Around 1935 he gave up on his Surrealist influences to pursue a deepened analysis of figurative compositions.