Portrait James Lord

The writer and biographer James Lord came to Europe as a GI and returned after the war to Paris, where he met Giacometti. In 1964 he published a highly illuminating account of the genesis of his portrait, followed in 1985 by his comprehensive, meticulously researched and therefore largely reliable biography of Giacometti.

Graphite pencil on paper
49.6 x 31.9 cm
Kunsthaus Zürich, Collection of Prints and Drawings, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, 1991
Object number
GS 174
inscr. b. r.: Alberto Giacometti 54
  • ab 1991, Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), Zürich, Leihgabe
  • ab 1991, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), Zürich, Geschenk
  • frühestens ab 1954 – 1991, James Lord (*1922 Englewood NJ, +2009 Paris) (Sammler/-in)
  • Alberto Giacometti (*1901 Borgonovo bei Stampa, +1966 Chur) (Künstler/-in)