He was attracted to sculpture as a youth, and was sent to Rome to apprentice with Pietro Tenerani, likely under a stipend of the Institute of Fine Arts of Naples. He lived in cities throughout Italy. In Foggia, he sculpted a monument for the Barone family. In Corfu, he created a monument for a British official. The city of Naples commissioned a statue of A Bacchante once found in the Villa Nazionale. He also completed La Jone. At the 1846 Exposition of Foggia he was awarded the gold medal for a marble portrait. For the City of Benevento, he completed three busts: Vittorio Emanuele II, Prince Umberto, and Margherita of Savoy, now in the Palazzo di Paolo V. He also completed a Tasso nelle sue furie sold in Naples.
- Entry in Enciclopedia Treccani, by Mario Rotili, Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani – Volume 16 (1973).
- Dizionario degli Artisti Italiani Viventi: pittori, scultori, e Architetti., by Angelo de Gubernatis. Tipe dei Successori Le Monnier, 1889, page 24.
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