Born in Montebelluna (Treviso) on 1 August 1855, died in Treviso on 12 March 1911. He learned the first elements of drawing from his father and from Moro. At the age of fourteen, he made a copy of the Olympic Jupiter of the Belvedere, so that the mayor of Murano obtained for him a subsidy from the Province, a subsidy with which the young man was able to attend the Academy of Venice. He had as master Pompeo Molmenti, and as fellow disciples Giacomo Favretto, Luigi Nono, Alessandro Milesi, Ettore Tito. Although he did not disdain to treat the landscape, and was very skilled in the portrait, so much so that his best work is considered the Portrait of his father, he excelled in the genre painting, in which he achieves solidity of construction, great brightness, drawing mastery. These qualities, however, were belatedly recognized, so that he lived with difficulty and died in poverty. Since 1878 he had taken up residence in Treviso, which is remembered in many of his landscapes. There he performed El stalo, which achieved success at the Paris Exposition of 1889 and was praised by Giovanni Boldini; Let's go to the festival; Scuffle of women; The girlfriend in anger, owned by Ugo Sevi; Dolci parole, all exhibited in Venice in 1881; Pollivendola and Lassime el filo, sent to Turin in 1883 and, in the same year, performed Temo pose and Piazzetta al molo. In Turin, in 1884, he presented Al lavatoio; in 1886, in Florence, Innocenti, currently in the Dresden Gallery together with the Baruffa di donne. His other works from that period are: First prayers, belonging to Ugo Furlanetto; The Forbidden Fruit, property of Count Revedin; The porch of the Bu-ranelli; Idyll in the market, belonging to Eng. A. Ser-nagiotto; Laundresses, owned by Giuseppe Berti, who also has wandering singers in his possession; Popolana, belonging to Mr. Giulio Olivi; At the drinking trough, belonging to comm. R. Zoccoletti; Flower market; The repentant. With The Death of Pierrot; Momento buona and Sine labe, the latter exhibited at the Venice International in 1897, and which aroused praise and harsh criticism there, Serena tried to move towards a flloosieggiante art, for which he was not suited. RĂ³so from a disease that weakened his strength, he died poor and alone. Among the portraits of him we still mention that of cav. Market, property of the cav. Anclllotto; of Signor Agostino Springolo, belonging to the effigy; of Mr. Filippo Danieli, also property of the interested party. The Municipality of Treviso, which bought Sine labe, also owns the painting Victims by the artist, and in 1928 he dedicated a marble souvenir to him in the Municipal Art Gallery.