Born in Rome on December 5, 1914, After secondary school he attended Rome's Art School and Academy of Fine Arts and from 1929 to 1932 received a government scholarship, the prize for a competition between Rome's art students. In 1937 he was given an award by the Royal Academy of Italy. In 1942 he was a prize-winner at Venice's XXIII International Biennal. He then took a break from art to work as a stage and screen actor, acclaimed by Blasetti and chosen by Enrico Guazzoni for the part of Raffaello Sanzio in the film "La Fornarina". In 1943, as a Lieutenant in the Grenadiers, he was interred in a Polish prison camp; where he remained until the end of the war. After the war he returned to painting and was invited to partecipate in many of Rome's Quadrennials. In 1950 he was appointed the Rome Tribunal's official art expert. His works received increasing acclaim throughout his lifetime, as demonstrated by the many one-man shows of his work in ltaly and abroad. He began to teach in 1935, as lecturer in painting at the Art School and Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and subsequently in Carrara, Bologna, Milan (Brera), and he founded and directed the artistic lyceum in Novara. In 1980 he was made Officer Emeritus of the Italian Republic but because age-regulations forced him to retire from teaching, he returned the award to President Pertini. He died in Milan, after a car accident, on March 3, 1989. .