Timeline

1818
Born in Reggio Calabria, Italy
1901
Went to Rome, where he studied design with a sign painter and attended the Scuola Libera del Nudo at the Accademia di Belle Arti
1902
Traveled to Paris, where he studied Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting
1905
Participated in the Mostra dei rifiutati, Rome
1906
Participated in the Esposizione di belle arti, Rome
1906
Visited Padua and then moved to Venice, where he spent the winter of 1906–07 taking life-drawing classes at the Accademia di Belle Arti
1907
Settled in Milan
1909–1910
Began to frequent the Famiglia Artistica, a Milanese artists’ society that sponsored annual exhibitions
1910
Participated in the formulation of the two Futurist manifestos Manifesto dei pittori futuristi and Manifesto tecnico della pittura futurista
1911
Went to Paris, where he met Pablo Picasso and Guillaume Apollinaire through Severini
1912
Paintings were shown with those of Carrà, Russolo, and Severini in the first Futurist show in Paris, at the Galerie Bernheim-Jeune
1912
Began concentrating on sculpture, and his Manifesto tecnico della scultura futurista was published
1913
Showed sculpture and paintings in a solo show at the Galerie de la Boétie in Paris, and his sculpture was included in the inaugural exhibition of the Galleria Futurista Permanente in Rome
1912–1914
Contributed articles to the Futurist publication Lacerba
1915
Enlisted in the army with Marinetti, Russolo, and Antonio Sant’Elia
1916
Suffered an accident during cavalry exercises in Sorte near Verona, and died on August 17