He was born on 25 January 1913 and died in Castelrotto on 13 November 2009.
He married Denise Merk, a languages and music teacher in Geneva in 1938.
The couple moved to Zurich and then Ticino where their children Denis, Leandro and Verena were born.
He learnt art at a very young age, after secondary school in Lugano he went to the Design Day School in Lugano for his first apprenticeship with the artist Attilio Balmelli in Mendrisio. In 1931/33 he went to the School of Applied Art in the Landesmuseum of Zurich with Karl Hügin, the School of the Nude with Max Gubler and the Kunstgewerbeschule in Zurich.
In 1934/35 he attended the Grande Chaumière Academy in Paris with Charles Blanc, and in 1936/38 the Arts Academy in Geneva with Alexandre Blanchet. In 1952 he took courses at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Lucerne and in 1957 the Fresco School with Karl Hügin. He painted his last watercolour in Val Bavona in September 1997.
He was a member of the SPSAS Society of Swiss Painters, Sculptors and Architects, and the STBA Ticino Society of the Arts; he was also a member of the UNESCO International Association of Art in Paris and National and International Exhibition Panels.
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