He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples, a pupil of Mancinelli. His early works were: “Ecce Homo”, performed for the church of Luzzi, “St. Peter of Alcantara,” paintings that earned him fame and protections obtained later success as marinista.
He emigrated to America in 1886. His works are scattered in Italy, France, England and America. Mention: “A street of Chieti” in the gallery Vonwiller; “A walk to the sea,” “The bathrooms of Francavilla,” “From Villa to Chiatamone” “The Feast of Mergellina,” “Square hanger,” “Now summer, “” the Return of the fisherman, “” from Mergellina in Posillipo, “” from Frisio in Saint Lucia, “” a collection of his watercolors “is at Mrs. Carmela Gotti in New York. “The Baths in Posillipo” is preserved by his son Mr. Mario Cosenza in New York, drawings, studies, sketches and smaller works are kept by the family.