Born in Torre del Mangano (Pavia) March 28, 1887, died in Besano (Varese) July 7, 1953. He learned the rudiments of the art in the Civic School Pavese with Michis, who abandons all ?? age of thirteen to follow , as an aide, l ?? artist Cesare Maroni with whom he frescoed the Church of Besano Varese. In 1910 he resumed his studies in Milan, attending evening classes at the School of Professional Decoration of Humanitarian ??, held by Luigi Rossi and Giovanni Buffa, and of ?? Brera Academy, taught by John the Baptist and Borsani Angelo Lorenzoli, while working as a decorator of villas and mechanical turner. Since 1921, after marrying Rose, with whom he had two children, settled in Besano, Varese, and by this time he devoted himself to painting only; the merchant d ?? art Giuseppe Zecchini, which operates in a shop in the Loggia dei Mercanti in Milan, will handle the sale of his works for about a decade. He then moved to Milan, first in via Procaccini, then in via Cantoni, alternating their stay in town for long summer holidays to paint en plein air 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 the Dolomites; is to be counted also the brief period in Assisi in 1937. Participates in the Permanent Exhibition of Milan from 1923 to 1939 and several solo and group exhibitions in Milan, Rome, Genoa, Turin, Pavia, Bergamo, Brescia and Varese. A retrospective exhibition was dedicated to him at the Castle of Masnago in 1996. His pictorial culture starts from the tradition of pointillist Previati, Pelizza Volpedo, Segantini Grubicy and that adds realism of the beloved mountain landscapes and mountains. His best works of the first decade of activity are the triptych In Val Ceresio (1923, owned Locatelli); Grignetta (1924); September sun (1925); Snowing in Val Marchirolo; Letizia sunny; Sunset on the Generoso and A beautiful day in March. More recent are the paintings and Vespero Rive golden, now in the Gallery of Modern Art in Milan.

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