He was a pupil of Giuseppe Mancinelli in Naples and in particular Nicola Palizzi, by whom he was introduced to painting at the School of synthetic resin. With the ’60s came even more to research carried out in Portici by Federico Rossano and Giuseppe De Nittis and he developed a personal language realist characterized by chromatic lightings and agility of the brush.
Precisely these qualities were appreciated by Mariano Fortuny, who put him in contact with the Parisian market. From 1878 to 1882 he moved ‘in Paris working for Goupil: this production is characterized by the accentuation of the element folk welcome to the international public.
He returned to Naples specialized in marine painting from 1897 was a teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples. Among his oepre: Da Frisio a Santa Lucia, La canzone di Piedigrotta, Sirene moderne, Lavandaje (Posillipo), La leggenda delle sirene, Caligine, Adelina, La bella Imbriana, Profumi di primavera, Albero di melograni, Lo scoglio di Posillipo, In barca, Venezia.