The second of the five Tommasi brothers, Angiolo, attended the School of Drawing in Livorno. When his mother died in the 1870’s, his father remarried Mrs. Adele Bertolini who owned a home in Bellariva - not far from Florence - called la Casaccia. To nurture the artistic proclivities of both Angiolo and his brother Ludovico, the family moved to Bellariva so that the sons might attend the Academy of Fine Arts. La Casaccia soon became the place where artists and scholars such as Giovanni Fattori, Telemaco Signorini and Silvestro Lega would meet weekly. Lega, a frequent visitor, was invited by Mr. and Mrs. Tommasi to attend to the artistic education of young Angiolo and, later on, younger Ludovico. In 1885 Angiolo moved to Florence, where he exhibited his works at the Promotrice shows for new talent. In 1889, he received an award for Le Bagnanti in Paris and in 1899, he participated in the First Venice Biennial. At the beginning of the new century Angiolo travelled to Latin America, exhibiting some of his works in Buenos Aires. Once back in Italy, he moved to Torre del Lago, in the vicinity of Lucca, where he became a member of Giacomo Puccini’s entourage and devoted himself to a style of painting that had moved beyond the Macchiaioli revolution.