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

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Personal name headingGiger, H. R. (Hans Rudolf), 1940-2014
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Variant(s)Giger, H. R. (Hansruedi), 1940-
Giger, Hansruedi, 1940-
Giger, Hans Ruedi, 1940-
Giger, Hans Rudolf, 1940-
Associated countrySwitzerland
Associated placeGruyère (Switzerland)
Birth date19400205
Death date20140512
Place of birthChur (Switzerland)
Place of deathZurich (Switzerland)
Field of activitySurrealism Painting Sculpture Motion pictures -- Art direction Motion pictures -- Setting and scenery
AffiliationH.R. Giger Museum
Profession or occupationSurrealist artists Painters Sculptors Motion picture set designers
Found inHis A Rh + [i.e. positiv] 1971.
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)
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)
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)
Wikipedia, viewed May 13, 2014: article, H.R. Giger (died May 12, 2014, in a Zurich hospital after having suffered injuries in a fall)
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)