Castellammare di Stabia (17 December 1859), Venice (26 June 1941)
In 1867 he moved to Venice with his family where he attended the Accademia di Belle Arti, graduating in 1876. His first works, inspired by venetian streets, had a lot of success in english markets, and had a particular impact the “Peschiera vecchia” painting, presented at the Esposizione Nazionale di Venezia in 1887 (a second version was bought in 1893 by the government for the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome).
From 1911, in Rome he gave a great contribution to the religious painting with La Deposizione della Croce (Buenos Aires). In 1915 his painting, “La Gomena”, Italy was awarded with the grand prize.
He then attended the Accademia di Belle Arti as a teacher.