H R Giger

H R Giger

HR Giger (1940-2014) was a Swiss painter, sculptor, and designer who created his own biomechanical cosmos by combining surrealist elements and gloomy visions. He got to popularity through high-profile movie work, most notably the creation of the monster in Alien, which won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. He originally gained acclaim in the 1960s with his airbrushed dreams of post-apocalyptic creatures and landscapes, and climbed to fame through high-profile movie work, most notably the creation of the monster in Alien, which won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. In 2013, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame inducted HR Giger.