He treated the genre painting , historical and landscape. From a poor family , was first grocery clerk , then clerk with a notary , and occasionally attending evening drawing school attached to Tosio of Brescia. Given a small municipal board , was able to go to Milan , the Brera Academy , where he studied under the guidance of Bertini , but felt immediately brought to the Cremona ( as seen in ” Portrait of King Umberto “, painted for the City of Brescia ) and from the Fontanesi the landscape .
He won the three-year board of Brescia with the painting ” Nude Study ” , now in the Pinacoteca Tosio . In 1879 he went to Paris to prepare for a big competition in fixed theme , ” The Fulvia Cicero reveals the conspiracy of Catiline ” , now in the Pinacoteca di Brescia. Later, bitter, thought to leave the painting, but soon he was granted a subsidy and the commission to perform a historical framework , which was ” Caligula dead.”
In 1889 he won the competition of the foundation Canonica which was imposed on the theme : ” The hammer ” , the following year , the prize Mylius with a genre painting , ” Some farmers intent to carding hemp ” : both works are now placed in the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan. The Filipinos took part in many exhibitions: Rome , Venice, Monaco , Germany , etc. . He died in Milan as poor as when they had come lad .