Born in Turin in 1899, he was an engineer and a painter, working in Milan, Berlin and Paris.
Upon his return to Milan he played a lead part in the avant-garde movements of that time, from “Corrente” to the Realist Movement; he helped found the latter and was a cardinal figure in it.

He had a creative and functional role in the Milanese group of Rationalist architects. He worked with Bottoni, Lingeri and Terragni on competitions and courageous built works.