Occasionally attended the courses of the Academy of Brera, because forced to work to meet the needs of life. His teachers Filippo Carcano, and Giuseppe Cesare Heel Mentessi, but resented, especially in his debut, the influence of Cremona.
He exhibited in almost every Italian shows. He devoted himself to portrait emerging. During the First World War, was commissioned by the Supreme Commander to portray scenes of war, 400 were his paintings of the genre, some of which are preserved in the Gallery of Modern Art in Rome, in the Municipality of Milan, actual collections in the Museum of the Risorgimento in Rome. With these paintings, the artist, on behalf of the Government, made propaganda tour in South America and remained two years.
His portraits are more than three hundred local families in Italy, Germany and America. Some paintings: “Affanni” “The Rubicon”, “Attraction”; “Fiddler,” “The Cellist Mainardi,” “Portrait” and “Waiting” are in the Gallery of Modern Art in Milan, “The novice “real property.