He was born in Lecce on 11 April 1940. At the age of 11 he is admitted to the Painting School of the Middle School annexed to the local Institute of Art, where he has lived the experience of the workshop from an early age. After graduating as a Master of Arts, in September 1959 he moved to Paris for the first time and then settled definitively in Milan, where he enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brera, first at the painting courses of Prof.Morelli. then to those of Scenography of Prof.Varisco, obtaining the diploma in 1964.
Since 1966 he is Professor of Ornate Design at the Liceo Artistico di Brera, and from 1971 to 1973 he started how director of the same High School.
In 1973 he assumes the role of the Complementary Course of Special Graphic Techniques at the Brera Academy in Milan.
In 1979 he was Lecturer of Scenography at the Accademia di Bari.
Since 1982 he has been teaching at the Accademia di Brera in Milan.