Born in Torre del Mangano (Pavia) on March 28, 1887, died in Besano (Varese) on July 7, 1953. He learns the rudiments of art in the Pavese Civic School with Michis, which he leaves at the age of thirteen to follow , as aide, the artist Cesare Maroni with whom he frescoes the Church of Besano in Varese. In 1910 he resumed his studies in Milan, attending evening classes at the School of Professional Decoration of the Humanitarian, held by Luigi Rossi and Giovanni Buffa, and at the Brera Academy, held by Giovanni Battista Borsani and Angelo Lorenzoli, while working at the same time as a villa decorator and mechanical turner. From 1921, after marrying Rosa, with whom he will have two children, he settled in Besano, in the province of Varese, and from this moment he devoted himself only to painting; the art dealer Giuseppe Zecchini, who carries out his business in a shop in the Loggia dei Mercanti in Milan, will take care of the sale of his works for about a decade. He later moved to Milan, first in via Procaccini, then in via Cantoni, alternating his stay in the city with long summer stays to paint en pleinair in Besano, in the province of Varese, in the mountains of Grigna, in the province of Lecco, in Macugnaga, at the foot of Monte Rosa, and in the Dolomites; The short period spent in Assisi in 1937 should also be included. He participates in the permanent exhibitions in Milan from 1923 to 1939 and in various solo and group exhibitions in Milan, Rome, Genoa, Turin, Pavia, Bergamo, Brescia and Varese. An anthological exhibition was dedicated to him at the Masnago Castle in 1996. His pictorial culture is inspired by the divisionist tradition of Previati, Pelizza da Volpedo, Grubicy and Segantini to which he adds the realism of the beloved pre-alpine and mountain landscapes. His best works of the first decade of activity are the triptych In Val Ceresio (1923, property of Locatelli); Grignetta (1924); Sun of September (1925); Snowfall in Val Marchirolo; Letizia of the sun; Sunset on the Generoso and A beautiful March day. More recent are the Vespero and Rive dorate paintings, now in the Modern Art Gallery in Milan.


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