From tuscan origins, he studied at the Art Institute of Florence, where he frequently visited the city museums, becoming passionate about the works of the Renaissance, redrawing some of works. After he went to Paris to study the Impressionists artists.
He exhibited in numerous events in Italy and abroad: almost every Venice Biennale from 1930 to 1956 and all the Roman Quadriennali between 1931 and 1963, the year in which he made the decoration of the ships Cristoforo Colombo, Michelangelo Buonarroti and Raffaello Sanzio. He also taught at the Accademia di Brera from 1944 to 1968. When he retired from teaching to devote himself entirely to art.