Born in Livorno in 1869, died in the hospital of Santa Maria Nuova, in Florence, on June 18, 1920, in absolute poverty. He had a troubled and hard life, he experienced many humiliations, but he became excellent in art, thanks to him. Nature was his great teacher, and he portrayed it in small paintings, now highly sought after, in which he alternated the sea and the Livorno countryside, the fields of Versilia, the Luni Alps, the Maremma. He had only the comfort of Giovanni Fattori's paternal friendship. In his forties, he went to France where his brother, an opera artist, had amassed a good fortune, and lived with him until he was overwhelmed by the nostalgia of Livorno and the Maremma; and even in Florence, where he could find friends and clients, he only showed up in passing. Each painting of him is the result of countless studies and drawings, in which he put all his mastery, his lyricism, his sincerity as an artist outside of any controversy and any speculation. Only in the last few years did he paint some bright portraits. No public gallery holds works by him, which were lost for a few lire, which the artist was content with. But he claimed it was a posthumous exhibition ordered at the Venice Biennale of 1922, in which they could admire: Pesci; Siesta of boats; The cobbler; Deer chased; Strada al sole, all belonging to the lawyer D. Tempestini of Florence; Walk to Antignano; An idyll and Aragosta, all owned by Mr. Giovanni Quercia from Prato; Libeccio (Antignano); Olive grove with peasant and buffaloes; Pagliai and peasant girl; Pagliai in Maremma; Fish and shells; Vase with flowers; Ponte dei Fossi (Livorno); Sheep market (France); The pass to the buffaloes (Maremma); Autumn stalks; Farmhouses near Orbetello; The model; Fish; The smokestacks; Rain effect; Oxen with the plow; Portrait of Eng. Emanuele Rosselli; Path among the olive trees; Garden corner; Head of a man; The block of marble; Boy at the door; Olive grove in Maremma; Boat with sentry box; Fisherman and nets; Swineherd; Afternoon in Populonia. The painter Giulio Cesare Vinzio owns a Primavera of him; Mrs. Corinna Trossi-Uberti has Il Porto di Livorno in her collection.


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