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HR Giger was born on February 5 1940 in Chur Switzerland He was raised in a middle class environment and his dad was a pharmacist His dad recieved a human skull as a promotional peice from a pharmacy institution when he was very young and this sparked HR Gigers interest in the strange and macabre His mother encouraged his artistic ability though she often failed to understand his strange fascinations In 1953 he attends the cantonal school in Chur a technical school and in 1957 attends the Institute Haute Rampe Lausanne In 1958 he goes to Alpina College Davos and then in 1959 he becomes an apprentice to architect Venatius Maisen Chur and the developer Hans Stetter Chur Later that year he joined the Military College in Winterthur - as a mortar firer with light mobilized troops And finally in 1962 he attends the School of Applied Arts Zurich in the department of Interior and Industrial Design As Giger went through college he produced many drawings with ink and other mediums like glue and chalk and ink paintings with such a large amount of ink that a razor was used to scrape out the details Underground magazines and the occassional reputational art magazines published many of his work and eventually one of Gigers freinds helped him create posters He even had a 10 minute interview done on him by a freind who was a movie director Soon Giger began getting work on movies in creating the monsters and sometimes environments His residences for the most part were all in condemned buildings using the wide space for art studios Giger also began using the airbrush and has become known as the best aircrush artist in the world After college Gigers interest expanded into sculpturing and he became a master of a very broad amount of mediums His work uses dark tones usually black grey dark greens and sometimes dark blues Light is usually only
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