He was the son and first trained with Domenico Fedeli. He continued painting in the style of his father, hence his nickname, but he could not fail to be influenced by the last generation of great Venetian painters, from Tiepolo to Pietro Longhi. He trained with Michelangelo Morlaiter. he painted both history, religious, and Genre pieces. His pupils included Lattanzio Querena, Giovanni Carlo Bevilacqua, Natale Schiavoni and Francesco Hayez.