He was a pupil of Sebastiano Conca in Rome. He painted altarpieces for the churches of Santa Maria in Trivio and Santa Maria Maddalena in Rome. He was knighted for his work, and appears to have become a cleric. He returned to Palermo where he painted mainly in churches, including that of the Jesuits and the monastery of La Carita.
- Bryan, Michael (1889). Walter Armstrong & Robert Edmund Graves (ed.). Dictionary of Painters and Engravers, Biographical and Critical (Volume II L-Z). York St. #4, Covent Garden, London; Original from Fogg Library, Digitized May 18, 2007: George Bell and Sons. p. 488.CS1 maint: location (link)