Professor Silpa Bhirasri (Corrado Feroci) (1892-1962)
Prof. Corrado Feroci was born in Florence, Italy and travelled to work as a sculptor at the Fine Arts Dept. in the reign of King Rama VI. He was appointed to teach sculpture at the Royal Academy’s Fine Arts section and was later made principal of the Artisan’s section of the Fine Arts School. Luang Vichit-Vadakan helped him to become a naturalised Thai citizen when Italy surrendered to the Allies in World War II, and gave him the Thai name Silpa Bhirasri.
In 1943 the Fine Arts School was upgraded to university status and given the name Silpakorn University. He was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Sculpture, and his work included building Royal monuments and many important large-scale works.
Born in Santa Giovanni, Florence, Italy on the 15th of September.