He is born in Venice in 1919 and he comes from craftsmen-workers family. In the Thirty he starts working self-taught.
In 1942 he joins to anti twentieth century movement “Corrente”. He is fascist and he takes part to the Resistance between 1944 and 1945. In 1946 he is in Milan and he signs the manifesto “Over Guernica”. In the same year he is in Venice where he creates “New Italian Secession” and “New front of arts”.
In 1948 he takes part to his first Biennial in Venice but in the following years he receives different recognitions: in 1952 he has a personal dedicated Hall; in 1950 he receives the Grand prix for the painting; in 1997 he receives the Gold lion for his career.
In the Fifty he realizes his famous cycle: “Clash of situations”, “Protest”, “Nature”.
In 1954 he receives a special prize during the II Biennial in San Paolo and he spends three months in Brazil.
In 1961 he realizes the sets and costumes for La Fenice Theatre in occasion of “Intolerance ‘60” by Luigi Nono with whom he works also in 1984 for “Prometheus”.
In 1961 he works for “Plurimi”, firstly in Venice and then in Berlin between 1963 and 1964. In particular the seven for Absurdes Berliner Tagebuch ’64 presented at Documenta in Kassel in 1964 where he exposes also during other expositions.
From 1965 to 1967 he works for “Space/Plurimi/Light” for EXPO of Montreal.
Besides, he teaches in some American Universities and in Sommerakademie of Saltsburg and in academy of Venice.
His artistic career is characterised by constant research and innovative strength.
In the Seventy he realizes “Plurimi/ Tracks” of cycle “Laceration” and “Carnivals”. In the Eighty he works for “Disc, Round, over and…in continuum”. His recent important personal expositions are: the anthology in Castle of Rivoli in 1998 and after his death – in 2006- in National Modern Art Gallery of Rome and in Berlinishe Galerie of Berlin.