Guglielmo Botter

Guglielmo Botter

Location: Italy

Italian-American architect and artist Guglielmo Botter started to sketch using an ink pen at 5 y.o. He won many contests for young artists and finally in 1980 an urban sketch of Treviso became an official stamp of Italian Post (350000 participants).
Architect in 1993, Guglielmo continued to draw beside his professional activity. The economic crisis made him to rethink his life: In 2012 he decided to come back to the USA where his mother lived and worked as an artist from the ‘50s to the ‘60s.
He was well welcomed and his first drawings of the “Steel City” were soon published on the cover of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette giving him the opportunity to be introduced to the US public. He exhibited in many US cities in the east coast and In 2018 he started to work also in Germany.
The choice of the urban subject has led him to travel, to know and always appreciate new places. From the cities we know the people, customs and habits, the strengths and weaknesses, which all together characterize each population...
Guglielmo likes the contrast between modern and historic buildings: his simple sign in black and white helps to blend very well details of the contemporary era.
He works with a pencil, an ink pen and a sheet of paper. What the artist really needs is the inspiration that a landmark or an intricate view of buildings can give to him.
Due to the pandemic he had to stop to travel to the US, so he decided to look for new opportunities closer to his home country Italy: at beginning of 2021, persisting the health emergency, he participated to some international “call for artists” and was selected as “Artist in Residence” in Assisi, Italy and Belgrade, Re


Belgrade, Serbia

To avoid the restrictions of the Pandemic, in 2021 I applied for an international "Call for art residence" in Belgrade, Serbia. I was chosen for this new experience and I had the chance to meet with the Italian Embassy in Belgrade that decided to sponsor an exhibition of my drawings of the serbian capital at the Italian Institute of Culture.
These drawings got international recognitions during the following years.

Belgrade, Serbia: the Ministry of Defense “Belgrade, Serbia: the Ministry of Defense”

This sketch shows downtown Belgrade where the Ministry of Defense was bombed during the Balkan war by NATO air forces. The ruins are still there to remember that awful time and people who died...

Belgrade, Serbia: the Eastern Gate “Belgrade, Serbia: the Eastern Gate”

A incredible Socialist Modernist architecture that is called "The eastern gate" of Belgrade.