He began painting and sculpting under the guidance of his grandfather Giulio, "stonemason", and his uncle Antonio, a painter.
He graduated in art in Milan and it follows, for a few months, courses at the "Accademia di Brera" before choosing a radically different university course.
In Milan years he has the opportunity to attend Raffaele De Grada and Ernesto Treccani and to study in particular the activities of the "Gruppo di Corrente".
With some colleagues, stimulated by analysis of psychiatrist Franco Basaglia, develops artistic experiences with people forced into psychiatric institutions.
After meeting Ezio Bassani he begins to study and collect African art.
Although for many years the professional and institutional commitments reduce the time dedicated to the artistic production, he continues to work in various ways in the art world: constituting the Parliamentary Association for contemporary art, promoting young artists abroad, avoiding the dispersion of dozens of works of Sartorio through the acquisition of the assets of the State, through multiple artistic and cultural events.
"Art goes beyond the limits within which the time would compress it, and indicates the content of the future."