Painter, sculptor, set designer, film director
Hans Rudolf "Ruedi" Giger (ˈɡiːɡər GHEE-gur; 5 February 1940 – 12 May 2014) was a Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor and set designer. He was part of the special effects team that won an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for their design work on the...Wikipedia
Age: 74 (age at death)
Born: 5th February, 1940, Chur, Graubünden, Switzerland
Died: 12th May, 2014, Place of Death
Height: Height Unknown
Claim to Fame: The aliens in the "Alien" movies
Giger has created furniture designs, particularly the Harkonnen Capo Chair for a movie of the novel Dune that was to be directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky.
His design for the Alien was inspired by his painting Necronom IV and earned him an Oscar in 1980.
H.R. Giger, the Swiss surrealist artist best known for designing the iconic "xenomorph" creature in the Alien movie franchise, has died. Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger reports that the news comes from public broadcaster SRF, which said Giger died after sustaining injuries in a fall. He was 74.
Giger was born in Chur, Switzerland in 1940, later studying architecture and industrial design at Zurich's School of Applied Arts. He developed a freehand airbrush painting style that he used to great effect in his "biomechanical" landscape artworks, and was... Read More
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