Guido Sotriffer was born in St. Ulrich on February 20 to
Notburga and Anton Sotriffer-Demetz as the sixth of eight children.
He grew up amidst the bustle of his father's large firm.
of Guido's mother.
Attended the Art School in St. Ulrich, Class for Sculpture, directed by
Prof. Salvatore Li Rosi, who repeatedly advised Guido's father
to send his boy to the university.
Marriage to Christl Niederwieser. Moved into his first studio
in Waidbruck. Friendship with the sculptor Guido Daurù.
Death of Guido's father. The young couple and their two daughters
moved to St. Ulrich to live in Guido's father's house.
Trained under and worked at the studio of Augusto Murer in Falcade.
Met Renato Gutuso, who assisted him with the exhibition in Varese.
Birth of daughters Ursula and Judith.
Visited Giuseppe Zigaina at his studio in Conegliano.
Active member of the South Tyrol Artists Association.
Forged close ties with painters and sculptors in Gröden.
Jury and commission member for a public tender on a public project
in the province of Leifers. Offered a teaching position at the
Art School in St. Ulrich.
Travel abroad, including a trip to London where he saw the
Henry Moore Retrospective. His home was a favourite meeting place
for artists and architects from Italy and abroad in these years.
Extended stay in Venice.
Work on the church interior of St. Igino Papa in Rome.
High relief representing the Last Supper and a Way of the Cross
at the church of San Vincenzo Pallotti in Rome.
Honoured by the community of St. Ulrich. Donated a wooden
sculpture "The Four Periods of Life" to the Ladin Museum.
Moved into the studio on Pedetlivastrasse.
Extended stay in Paris. Visit to Zadkine's studio and trip to Jabekke
and the Permekes Museum.
Trip to Nizza, Saint Paul de Vence and Antibes.
Visit to Arturo Martini's studio in Vado Ligure.
Severely ill following a heart attack.
Extended stay in Tessin. Supervised the execution of two
monumental wooden figures.
Guido Sotriffer died unexpectedly in St. Ulrich on 5 November 1998.