He was mentored by popular Malta Painter Giuseppe Hyzler. He left Malta after graduation and relocated to the more artist-friendly Near East.
He served as deputy of the dragoman of the British Embassy and the First Dragoman of the Greek legation.
His father sent him to the Sorbonne to study law; however, he chose to take courses in painting at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He married a Greek woman. Together, they had three daughters and one son. He died as the result of a hunting accident.