He was born in Turin in 1930. From 1963 to 1985 he has been teaching “Figure” in the High Art School of Turin. He is one of the most versatile and “international” Italian painters, that since the early years has been approaching to some great European and Americans artists (De Kooning, Dubuffet, Bacon), joining their lesson with a careful study of the ancient masters (Caravaggio, Rembrandt) in a personal and strongly incisive pictorial language. Constant topic of his search is the persistent query on the study of the figure in the landscape. Sometimes it is expressed in a poetic where the material gets sour and the sign is continually crushed, hardly to emphasize the precariousness of phenomenal appearances. In other cases, instead, this is expressed working the surface in a different way, as in the well-known “monochromes”, dominated by reds and blacks - where the light, rather than breaking into violent lighting, seems to beat hidden in shady areas where appear signs and spoonbills that curl up the color and where the gesture seems to plunge in. Or still letting the sign come out from the deep darkness of the material surface – especially black - as laceration or gash.