Two Brothers, Four Hands:
The Artists Alberto and Diego Giacometti

Two Brothers, Four Hands, the Artists Alberto and Diego Giacometti

by Jan Greenberg & Sandra Jordan
illustrated by Hadley Hooper
Holiday House /
Neal Porter Books

ISBN: 978-0-82344-170-9
Hardcover 64 pages

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The inspiring true story of the Giacometti brothers, one an artist, the other a daredevil, both devoted to their craft . . . but even more devoted to each other.


Everyone who knew them agreed. Alberto was the genius of the family. His younger brother Diego was his opposite—he didn’t care much for books or schoolwork, and he had no idea what he would be when he grew up. But despite their differences, the two brothers shared an intense bond.

Alberto Giacometti became one of the iconic artists of the twentieth century, whose tall, spindly sculptures grace the collections of museums around the world. Diego was always at his side, helping and encouraging, and in his spare time creating remarkable pieces of furniture, works of sculpture in their own right.

The poignant story of brothers and sculptors Alberto and Diego Giacometti is skillfully brought to life in the hands of multiple Sibert Honor authors Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, and the spectacular artwork of Hadley Hooper.

This lavishly illustrated 64-page book includes extensive backmatter, complete with a timeline, source notes, photographs, and an essay on how to look at a Giacometti sculpture.

Illustration by Hadley Hooper from Two Brothers, Four Hands