He trained in the studio of Giambattista Piazzetta. By 1741, he was enrolled in the guild of painters. In 1756, he began as an instructor at the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice; in 1772, he became president of the Academy.
He is known for two canvases in the church of San Stae and for fresco murals at the Villa Widmann-Foscari at Mira, near Padua. His other works include an Immaculate Conception with Saints (ca1760) moved to sacristy of San Francesco della Vigna; two scenes of the Via Crucis for the church of Santa Maria Zobenigo; the altarpiece of St Pietro I Orseolo receives the monk's habit from St Romuald in the church of Santa Maria della Pietà; an Immaculate Conception with Saints in the basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari; an Ecstasy of St Francis in the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Pilastrello at Lendinara; an Apparition of the Virgin to St Simon Stock at the church of Santa Maria Maddalena; the frescoes in the salone of Villa Giovanelli Colonna at Noventa Padovana, a ceiling in the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista, and in the Palazzo Barbaro-Curtis in Venice; and a painting of a Soldato con tamburo in the Louvre.
- Farquhar, Maria (1855). Ralph Nicholson Wornum, ed. Biographical catalogue of the principal Italian painters. Woodfall & Kinder, Angel Court, Skinner Street, London; Digitized by Googlebooks from Oxford University copy on Jun 27, 2006. p. 8.
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