Born in Genoa on 3 June 1848 and died there on 20 May 1926. At the Ligustica Academy he studied drawing with Cambiaso and engraving with Granara; in Florence for painting he was a disciple of Carlo Markò; in Rome, he frequented and was influenced by the Spanish painters who were then there, from Fortuny to Villegas. But the Piedmontese and Ligurian landscape painters attracted him more. Eighteen, he was with Garibaldi in Condino, and was wounded there. From this beautiful episode of his youth derived a marked preference for military subjects. He also dealt with the landscape a lot. He exhibited between 1870 and 1879 in Genoa, Florence and Rome. In 1880, following an illness in his eyes, he had to abandon painting, but he continued to deal with art, and devoted himself to ceramics and furniture. Balanced temperament, he sincerely followed the good traditions of Piedmontese and Ligurian painting. His works include: Bivacco, in the Gallery of Modern Art in Genoa; Patrol in the Roman Campagna in the rain; Recruits; In the morning at the mouth of the Arno, property of the Genoa Chamber of Commerce; Rivara, in the collection of the architect Mario Labò; In Rapallo (etching).