B I O G R A P H Y
: Born on September 15,1892, at San Giovanni Valdarno, Arezzo, Italy.
: Attended primary school
: Attended secondary school
: Attended the Royal Academy of Art in Florence Received a certificate
of painting and sculptor Entered the sculpture exhibition. Earned
the title of Professor of Fine Arts (1th class honours)
: Came to Thailand and hired as a sculptor at the Department
of Fine Arts, under a three- year contract with a salary of 800
baht a month.
: Served under an unlimited contract as a teacher of sculpture
at the Art Department of the Royal Institute with a salary of
: Inspected the damage of Phra Buddha Trai Rattananayok, Wat
Phanan Choeng, Ayuthaya.
: Modelled the statue of King Rama I the great.
: Returned to Italy for vacation and for the super vision of
the moulding of the statute of King Rama 1.
: Conferred the most Exalted Order of the White Elephant, 5th
Class on the occasion of the unveiling of the statute of King
Rama I and the opening of Phra Buddha Yod Fah Bridge.
: Cooperated with Phra Saroj Ratana Nimman, Head of Architecture
Department in establishing the school of Fine Arts.
: Modelled the statue of Tao Suranari, later erected at Nakornrajseema
: The School of Fine Arts became Silpakorn School
: Art exhibition of Students of Silpakorn school at the Constitution
: Modelled the Democracy Monument later erected at Rajdamnern
: Modelled the statue of King Rama VI later erected at Lumpini
: Modelled the Victory Monument later erected at Sanam Pao Cooperated
with Phraya Anumanrajthon Promoted to special class government
: Detained by Japanese army as a result of WW 11. Silpakorn University
established October 5.
: Became Thai citizen and changed his name to Silpa Bhirasri.
: Professor Silpa Bhirasri asked for a raise.
: Returned to Italy (3rd time) Exhibition of Thai Art at the
Thai Embassy, London
: Asked for another raise.
: The First National Art Exhibition February 11 - March 10
: Returned to Italy together with his family (4th time)
: Received a new salary as an expert in fine arts.
: Professor Silpa Bhirasri's article on Thai Painting published
: Conferred the Dushidi Mala and Silpa Vidtaya medals Served
as the President of the National Art Association under the International
: Represented 'Thailand at the International Artist Couvention
: Wrote an article on "The Features of the Horse of King
Taksin the Great Monument.
: Modelled the Monument of King Naresuan the Great later erected
at Don Chedi, Supanburi
: Modelled the Walking Buddha to commemorate the 25th century
: Attended a seminar on archaeology of the Sukhothai period.
: Participated in the third International Artist Con vention
: Conducted research on the Nontaburi School of Mural Paintings.
: Wrote his last article An Appreciation of Sukhothai Art.
: Died of Intestinal cancer on May 14.
: Royal sponsored cremation on January 17 at Wat Thepsirintarawas.