While he initially had studied mathematics, he abandoned this to study painting by age 22 years. He was mentored by Eduardo Dalbono. His main subjects were city streets, sea- and landscapes, mostly vedute of Naples. At the 1887 Promotrice of Naples he displayed: Passe-partout, and many sketches of the city including the interiors of churches. In 1888, he displayed a large Seascape of Capri; in 1889, Toledo in the Rain; and in same year at the Brera Exposition in Milan, he exhibited the Piazza of the Carmine of Naples.
He won a gold medal at the Exhibition in Rome in 1893. He also painted Neapolitan genre subjects, including: Ore tristi (1898); Impressioni di Napoli (Berlin 1890); and Strada di Almalfi (1897).