Urged by Francesco Paolo Michetti art moved to Naples in 1872 where he studied under the guidance of Stanislaus list. Nicknamed the “Michetti of the sculpture” dedicated himself to portray the genre scenes of his native Abruzzo describing folk costumes with fine technique.
In 1877 he sent Love Song at the National Exhibition of Naples, which was appreciated by Gabriele D’Annunzio with whom the artist is attached. Two years later he received a medal at the Paris Salon for the confidence.
National Exposition of Turin 1880 sent the peacemaker, Secret!, Two girlfriends. The following year he exhibited in Naples The return from the campaign, Nobody sees us, Idyllic, The love, The Shepherds, The Mistress and The ubbriaconetto. He tied a strong friendship as well as with D’Annunzio and also with Michetti Francesco Paolo Tosti.