Born 1871, Turin, Italy
Died 1958, Rome, Italy
1891-92 Studies at the Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti, the Liceo Artistico in Turin, and the University of Turin with Cesare Lombroso. First exhibition at the Società Promotrice di Belle Arti.
1895 Moves to Rome to work as an illustrator and portraitist.
1899 Participates in the Venice Biennale and the Esposizione internazionale di belle arti in Rome.
1900 Spends several months in Paris under the guidance of illustrator Serafino Macchiati.
1903 Instructs Gino Severini and Umberto Boccioni in painting techniques. Exhibits at Esposizione internazionale d’arte della città di Venezia.
1904 Exhibits at the Glaspalast in Munich.
1909 Exhibits at the Salon d’Autonome, Paris.
1910 Signs the second Futurist painting manifesto with Boccioni, Carlo Carrà, Luigi Russolo, and Severini.
1912 Travels to London and Düsseldorf; beings to paint abstract light studies.
1913 Participates in Erste deutsche Herbstsalon in Berlin and the Rotterdamsche Kunstkring in Rotterdam.
1914 Experiments with sculpture and exhibits at the Prima esposizione libera futurista at the Galleria Sprovieri, Rome. Begins designing and painting Futurist furniture and clothing.
1915 Writes the manifesto Ricostruzione futurista dell’universo with Fortunato Depero. First solo exhibition at Società Italiana Lampade Elettriche in Rome. His works also premier at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco.
1918 Solo show at the Casa d’Arte Bragaglia in Rome.
1920s Continues exhibiting in Europe and the Unites States.
1935 Becomes a member of the Accademia di San Luca in Rome.