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HR Giger

Artist, Set Designer
5 February 1940 to 11 May 2014

A Swiss artist with a vivid, disturbing style, Giger was best known for his designs that inspired the xenomorph in Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979), for which he won a Visual Effects Oscar. His designs were used in all five Alien sequels and his artwork featured in Prometheus (2012).

- Read HR Giger's Guardian obituary here