He enrolls in the preparatory course held by Masters Giacomo Grosso and Paolo Gaidano at the Albertina Academy.          


Admitted to the Superior Painting Course held by Giacomo Grosso
At the end of the third year he wins the Gold Medal prize, a trip to Naples and a scholarship which entitles him from:


for a further three year period to attend a perfecting course with the use of a personal studio in the Albertina Academy building next to the one of his Master Giacomo Grosso.


He is asked to reproduce the frescos in the Medieval castles of Issogne and Fenils located in the Piedmonts’ Alps for the Turin-Rome International Exhibit of 1911.


He exhibits for the first time at the Fine Arts Promoter in Turin with the painting “La Cicala” (The Cicada). He leaves with Master Giacomo Grosso for Buenos Aires at the end of the year.


He opens his own studio in Buenos Aires with the idea of spending a few years there.  He becomes immediately well-known as portraitist among the upper middle-class. 


He returns to Italy holding a round-trip ticket. He is planning his first individual exhibit in Buenos Aires for the following year. He therefore spends his time preparing various paintings of Piedmonts’ views.

1915-1918 He is recruited for the First World War as soldier-draftsman with the task of going close to the enemy lines during the night and revealing their emplacements by making sketches to be sent to the superior commands. The war does not interrupt his activity and during the breaks he paints various portraits of generals, superiors and fellow soldiers; as well as several studies of views of the war zones, paintings of flowers and miniatures.

He returns  from the War and does not go back to Buenos Aires. He opens his studio in the center of Turin in Via Garibaldi on the corner with Piazza Castello.
From January 1st, 1920 he is a member of the Circolo degli Artisti (Artists’ Association), the historic artistic association located in the Granieri Palace, to which he will belong for all his life.
He paints:           
- portraits (among which those of the Dukes of Bergamo, of Pistoia and of the Puglie);
- still-natures and paintings of flowers;
- miniatures on ivory;
- the interior of several palaces in Turin (Royal Armory, Chiablese Palace, etc.)
- He spends long periods painting views in Cadore, Val d’Aosta and Portofino