Born in Trieste on March 3, 1863, died in Padua on May 31, 1943. In the early years he was forced to neglect the art for which he felt he was born. Only later did he enroll in the Florentine Academy, then he went to Rome, traveled the Tuscan countryside, was in Munich, always meditating and noticing, without any guide. Solitary temperament, he then went to Milan, again to his native Trieste (1880), where he made admired pastels, including the Portrait of Mrs. Krucemiski, and then again to Milan, where he spent most of his life. He participated in various Italian exhibitions: in Venice, in 1897, he presented two head studies; in 1905, Portrait of a young lady; Portrait Study and Portrait of Mrs. E .; the following year, in Milan, 15 pastels, mostly portraits; again in Venice, in 1911, the Portrait of dannino Antona Traversi, belonging to the effigy; in 1927, at the LXXX National Exhibition at Palazzo Pitti in Florence, six pastels; Study of an old lady; Portrait of an old lady; Portrait of a child; Portrait of Attilio Hortis; Portrait of Giacomo Puccini; Nude study; and two oil paintings: Self-portrait and Japanese doll. In the Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Milan you can admire two real life sketches of this artist; and the pastel portraits of Dr. Unripe; of Mrs. Teresa Junck; Garbagnati and Portrait of a Lady. A self-portrait is in the Botto collection; another was part of the Galleria Ingegnoli in Milan; the Portrait of comm. Lino Tesoro belongs to the Pesare family. Sixteen paintings are preserved in the Revoltella Museum in Trieste, including My little girl and Portrait of a priest. Other works: the portraits of ladies Azelia and Amelia Botta, formerly in the Botta collection in Milan; Anemones; Stonecutter; Portrait of the master Consolo, who together with other canvases, with studies and portraits, appeared at the Milan Exposition in 1906; Anissia; Portrait of Mrs. L. A .; Portrait of a concierge, exhibited in Monza in 1924, at the Exhibition of Contemporary Female Portrait, where she obtained the gold medal (another gold medal she had obtained in Munich in 1891 and a silver one in Paris in 1889). Twelve works were exhibited at the Mostra dei Quarantennale (Venice, 1935). At the Gussoni Gallery in Milan, a posthumous one was set up for him in 1948.


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