Born 1936 in Villach, lived and worked in Vienna. Bruno Gironcoli began training as a goldsmith in 1951 in Innsbruck, completing his education in 1956 graduated with an apprenticeship certificate. Between 1957 and 1962 Gironcoli studied Painting in the class of Eduard Bäumer at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. In 1977 Gironcoli got the professorship for Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, as successor to Fritz Wotruba. In 2003 he was the official Austrian representative at the 50th Venice Biennale. Gironcoli died on 19 February 2010 and was interred at Wiener Zentralfriedhof.