A painter. In Turin from 1912, he graduated in Law and Economics and then, encouraged by Casorati (with whom he later opened a studio in 1934), he took up painting. He started exhibiting in 1924 in Turin and went on to the most important Italian festivals, to wide acclaim. In 1926 he joined the Futurist movement in Turin, and in 1929 the Gruppo dei Sei. In 1928 he started contributing to Casabella magazine as an art critic. A professor of Painting at the Accademia Albertina, he became its director in 1955.