He had the rudiments of drawing from his father, numismatist, by Baratta Academy of Genoa, and Giuseppe Ferrari. But his real teacher was Bezzuoli, in whose school the artist studied from 1840 to 1846, having comrades, among others, the Ademollo, the Ciseri, the Malatesta.
There he performed “Adam and Eve” and a historical framework for the Queen of Sardinia. He treated all kinds of painting and also worked in fresco, but the pictures remain the most lively of his work, the one that makes him one of the best Genoese painters of the early nineteenth century. Remember: the “Portrait of the engraver Raphael Granara”, that of “Mr. John Campora”, the “Portrait of the painter Ernesto Rayper” “Portrait of Gaetano Descalzi said Campanino, inventor of the” Chiavari chairs “” the “Portrait of the historian and numismatist John Christopher Gandolfi “(his father) property of the Economic Society of Chiavari,” Teresa Solari Gandolfi “(the mother of the painter),” the Marquise Staglieno, “” the cav. Castagnola Giovanni, “” The lady Ronco “” the painter count Gilberto Borromeo, “” Mr. Giovanni Sanguineti, “” Mr. Jerome De Ferrari, “” The lady Catherine De Ferrari Boccardo, “” Portrait of grandmother Gervasoni Gandolfi, “” Portrait of Antonio Mongiardino. ” Also notable are his paintings of historical subjects, including excel “Gian Luigi Fieschi conspiracy that reveals to his wife”, awarded in Florence in 1861, Award to the constancy of the Genoese, “The triumph of Christopher Columbus” (fresco), in time of the main hall of the town Hall of Genoa “Cristoforo Colombo to Rabida”, who was one of the last works of the artist. Large frescoes depicting the Life of St. Nicholas in the church of Albisola; others in the church of Varazze depict stories from the life of St. Catherine.