Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brera from 1939 till 1944. Was educated by Aldo Carpi and Achille Funi.
In those years attending the Bar Jamaica he got to know the prominent personalities of the Milanese artistic culture.
Important for his formation was the friendship with Ennio Morlotti and the intellectuals of the Corrente group.
In 1946 he joined the "Oltre Guernica" group. Later he approached spatialism and surrealism.