He was born in Bologna. He was a pupil and relative of Annibale Carracci. In 1600, he accompanied that artist to Rome, where he assisted him in many of his works. In the vault of the church of Santa Maria del Popolo, he painted three large frescoes, from the designs of Annibale, representing the Coronation of the Virgin, Christ appearing to St. Peter, and Assumption of St. Paul. He painted scenes from the Life of St. Andrew Apostle for a chapel in S. Angelo in Pescheria. He died in Rome, in the prime of life, in the pontificate of Urban VIII (1623—1644).