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His father always thought that children of intelligent parents couldn't be intelligent themselves. He therefore was glad with the fact that Giger showed a talent for drawing and always accepted and stimulated this. Because Giger did not do well in school his father decided to send him to an architect in Bunder. This way Giger would learn a good occupation and would be able to manage in difficult times. Giger became an architect. In his heart he wanted to become an artist but his father did not allow that. In Chur the word artist was often used as abusive word meaning alcoholic, 'loser' and retard. His mother shared his fathers opinion but also believed it was important that Giger felt happy.