He trained in Messina under Bartolomeo Tricomi and later under the Flemish painter Abraham Casembroot (1594–1658), who had moved to Messina. Other local pupils of Casembroot included Filippo Giannetto and Domenico Guargena. A pupil of Suppa was Antonio Bova. Many of Suppa's works were destroyed by the 1908 earthquake. He helped design the Sanctuary of Montevergine (1654) in Messina. He painted the frescoes in the chapel of St Gregory in the Church of the Santissima Annunziata in Messina. He also helped design the stained glass windows for the church of San Domenico in Messina. He painted frescoes for the Oratory of St Francis, attached to the Church of San Domenico.
- Jakob Philipp Hackert and Giuseppe Grosso-Cacopardo: Memorie De' Pittori Messinesi E Degli Esteri che in Messina fiorirono dal secolo XII. fino al secolo XIX. - Messina: Tipografia Pappalardo. (1821).
- Francesco Susino, Le Vite de' Pittori Messinesi, testo, introduzione e note bibliografiche a cura di Valentino Martinelli, Le Monnier, Florence, (1960).
- Bryan, Michael (1889). Walter Armstrong & Robert Edmund Graves, ed. Dictionary of Painters and Engravers, Biographical and Critical (Volume II L-Z). York St. #4, Covent Garden, London; Original from Fogg Library, Digitized May 18, 2007: George Bell and Sons. p. 546.
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