Guglielmo Botter

    Guglielmo Botter

    A native and resident of Treviso, Italy, with familial ties to Pittsburgh, Guglielmo Botter is an internationally known artist and a friend and frequent contributor to The Strip! His Mother, Lyu’ Da Corta’ Fumei, lived in Avonmore, Westmoreland County, and was widely recognized for her artistic talent. Upon her marriage to Meme Botter, she relocated to Italy. The Botter family was widely known for generations of work in the field of art, including the restoration of historic frescoes. That is the environment that Guglielmo grew up in. “I never went to art school. At five years old, my father gave me an ink pen and I began to draw. I continue to use that kind of pen,” says Guglielmo. At 13 years of age he was awarded first place in a contest of 350,000 children to design a postage stamp for Italy. Since that time his work has been exhibited throughout Italy, the United States, Germany, and other countries. Guglielmo and his wife, Paola, and daughters Rebecca and Sofia Melissa reside in Treviso and spend a couple of months or so every year in Pittsburgh. Examples of his art locally are the popular postcards on sale at the Phipps Conservatory. For those organizations and individuals interested in having a structure design, contact gbotter@me.com.

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