attended classical studies, he was encouraged to the arts by
Ludovico Seitz. He studied at Accademia di Belle Arti in
Rome, but, unsatisfied of these studies, he moved towards
Michetti first, and then towards Mancini, with whom he
visited Spain, where he carefully studied Velazquez,
performing landscapes and costume studies. After a
Divisionist parenthesis, he retired to paint in Abruzzi,
at Scanno, and after in Sardinia, where he realized some
works for which he was known at Biennale of Venice in 1905
as a «refined impressionist, especially for the bright
light of the interiors with white, grey and blue hues and
for the style of his smart and elegant and piquant
female figures » (Bénédite). After the First World
War he dealt with cinematographic scenography . From 18'25
to 1839 he was director of Fine Arts School in Cairo.
His “ happy season” goes from 1900 to 1920 more or less; it
was fatal to him the isolation in Egypt.
(In ritardo, Roma, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna; Il
rossetto, Venezia, Museo d'Arte Moderna-Ca' Pesaro.
( Translate by Irene De Angelis Curtis )