Sicilian sculptor, born in Palermo in 1855, after the course of literary studies devoted himself to sculpture. He attended the Academy of FineArts in his city, designing and modeling and then move on to the Academy of Naples, where he had for drawing teacher prof. DomenicoMorelli. Finally he moved to Florence where he opened a studio andsettled permanently. In Vienna, in 1873, he exhibited: “Work withoutgenius.” In 1877 in Naples, expounded: “Balance“, a young gymnast who walks on a sphere. In Paris in 1878, he exhibited at the World:“The fight” and “Marmiton.” Then at the Paris Salon the “Pescawonderful,” a fisherman who saves, taking her in his arms, a buxomyoung bather. Exposition of Venice was greatly admired the group of “guys lined up,” and inspired by the ‘Heart’ of De Amicis, who wroteenthusiastically to congratulate the artist.