Born in Genoa on 2 April 1870, he died in Alassio (Savona) on 27 March 1952. At the Ligustica Academy of Genoa he obtained the Pensionato Marcello Durazzo, which allowed him to improve his skills in Rome, where in 1896 he opened a studio in via del Babuino. Here he frequents the painter Nino Costa and the circle of artists gathered around the anti-academic movement In Arte Libertas (Calandi, Coleman, Sartorio and the Ligurian Giuseppe Raggio). At the beginning of the twentieth century he moved to Alassio. He takes part in the main exhibitions in Rome, Venice (1901 and 1903), Genoa (he made his debut at the Promotrice in 1896, with the work Ultimi bagliori), London (Italian Art Exhibition, 1904). In 1913 he was appointed Academic of Merit at the Ligustica Academy of Fine Arts. Landscape designer, he prefers subjects of the Ligurian coast and countryside. Among his works are mentioned: Flores martirum, performed in 1898; Morning in the olive trees; Seafaring Symphony; Gray morning; Floriculture in Liguria; November (Municipal Gallery of Rome); Pasture at the Sea (Formerly Royal Collection). He also dedicates himself to mural painting: his frescoes are in the Municipal Theater of San Paolo (Brazil), in the council hall of the Municipality of Alassio and in many Ligurian churches (Madonna della Pace, over door, Madonna delle Grazie di Alassio, 1946; church degli Scolopi di Finalborgo; chapel of Punta Santa Croce). He is also a skilled watercolorist and illustrator (for example, he illustrates the volume Trilli sotto la gronda by the Genoese poet Mario Mascardi, Genoa, Terlizzi, 1922). His works are kept in important Italian and foreign private (Alassio, Studio Beniscelli) and public (Alassio, Azienda Autonoma di Soggiorno; Rome, National Gallery of Modern Art) collections.


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