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us: Giger, H. R. (Hans Rudolf), 1940-2014

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  • Variants

    • us: Giger, Hans Ruedi, 1940-
    • us: Giger, Hans Rudolf, 1940-
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Death Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Chur (Switzerland)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Zurich (Switzerland)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Switzerland
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Gruyère (Switzerland)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: H.R. Giger Museum
    • Gender

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Surrealism
          (lcsh) Painting
            (lcsh) Sculpture
              (lcsh) Motion pictures -- Art direction
                (lcsh) Motion pictures -- Setting and scenery
              • Occupation

                  (lcsh) Surrealist artists
                    (lcsh) Painters
                      (lcsh) Sculptors
                        (lcsh) Motion picture set designers
                    • Earlier Established Forms

                        Giger, H. R. (Hansruedi), 1940- Giger, Hansruedi, 1940-
                    • Sources

                      • found: His A Rh + [i.e. positiv] 1971.
                      • found: HR Giger WWW site, viewed October 15, 2013 bio page (b. in February 1940, in Chur, Switzerland; studied architecture and industrial design at Zurich's School of Applied Arts; in 1966 he began work as an interior designer and completed some early paintings; in 1968 he began working exclusively as an artist, as well as filmmaker; in 1978 he began work on the film Alien, sculpting most of the creatures and sets and winning an Oscar; he began work on the H.R. Giger Museum, in Gruyere, Switzerland, in the mid-1990s)
                      • found: Wikipedia, viewed October 15, 2013 (H.R. Giger; Hans Rudolf "Ruedi" Giger; b. February 5, 1940; Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor and set designer; part of the special effects team that won an Academy Award for Best Achievement for Visual Effects for Alien; entered the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2013)
                      • found: Deutsche Nationalbibliothek authority file online, viewed October 16, 2013 record 118539248 (hdg.: Giger, Hansruedi ; variant names: Giger, H. R. ; Giger, Hans Ruedi ; Giger, Hans R. Giger, Hans Rudolf ; date of birth: 1940; country: Switzerland; place of birth: Chur; professions: artist, painter, set designer) {}
                      • found: Wikipedia, viewed May 13, 2014: article, H.R. Giger (died May 12, 2014, in a Zurich hospital after having suffered injuries in a fall)
                      • found: Hollywood Reporter, 5/13/2014, viewed May 13, 2014: article, "'Alien' artist H.R. Giger Dies at 74" (Associated Press story; copy block following headline indicates that fall occurred at his Zurich home; death occurred Monday [May 12] at a hospital)
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                      • 1980-07-18: new
                      • 2014-05-14: revised
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