He began studies in 1859 at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Venice, where he was a pupil of Michelangelo Grigoletti, Carlo De Blaas, and Pompeo Marino Molmenti. In 1865, he won a stipend to study in Rome. He later formed a strong friendship with Tranquillo Cremona. He favored painting genre scenes, in a style also favored by Giacomo Favretto, Luigi Nono (painter) and Alessandro Milesi. In 1869, he opened a studio in Venice.
He exhibited Le ragazze che cantano. In 1878 at Paris, he exhibited Costume romano; Il fuso della nonna ; Le pettegole: Un cortile a Venezia. In 1887 at Venice, he exhibited Fiori e dolci parole; Per l'America; Motti e Risate; Scarpette nuove; and Pater noster. He also painted frescoes and altarpieces.
- Dizionario degli Artisti Italiani Viventi: pittori, scultori, e Architetti., by Angelo de Gubernatis. Tipe dei Successori Le Monnier, 1889, page 64.
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