He attended the
Accademia di Brera in Milan and was a pupil of Giuseppe
Bertini and Bartolomeo Giuliano.
was an excellent and refined portrayer, from 1891 he had
many exhibitions with paintings among which the great
picture “Consolatrix Afflictorum” is well known, where he
privileged female images. He was one of the main authors of
Italian poster art and collaborated to Ricordi in Milan,
where he realized some very famous posters for Magazzini
Mele from Naples. He cooperated with other graphic firms
with successful creation of posters, influenced by the
French graphics, mainly Chèret. He was one of the authors
that linked XIX and XX century , and left a lasting print
in the poster art of wall affiches.
He committed suicide on the 31st December 1906.
translation by Irene De Angelis