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Born in Chulumani, Bolivia on May 13, 1902.
Sotomayor began his art studies in La Paz under Belgian master Adolf Lambert and by age 15 was contributing illustrations to Bolivian periodicals.
After settling in San Francisco in 1923, he continued his art training at the CSFA.
He was soon busy illustrating newspapers, magazines, and books. His caricatures appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Life, and others.
He taught art at Mills College in Oakland (1942-43) and at the CSFA (1946-50).
Sotomayor contributed greatly to California art for over 60 years until his death in San Francisco on Feb. 10, 1985.
Member: SFAA; Bohemian Club. Exh: over 80 solo shows in U.S. and abroad; SFMA, 1935. Awards: SF Art Festival prize, 1959; Award of Honor, SF Art Commission, 1978. In: SFMA; Mills College; Pasadena Museum; IBM; San Diego Museum; Newark Museum; Museo de La Plata (Argentina); Hillside Methodist Church, San Mateo (glass-mosaic facade); St Augustine's Church, Pleasanton, CA (reredos); Grace Cathedral, SF (murals); Sheraton Palace Hotel, SF (murals); Peruvian Embassy in Washington, DC (murals done for the Peruvian Bldg at the GGIE); Treasure Island, SF (36'x48' terra cotta Fountain of the Pacific).