The painter from Messina was born on 12 November 1831. He carried out his first studies in his native city then went to Rome in 1854 where he established relations with academic and purist circles and participated in some important exhibitions.
The recurring themes in his paintings are the events of the Italian unification, historical and literary events, landscapes, and portraits.
Querci carried out important works in Sicily, including “San Giorgio libera la principessa” and “Riposo in Egitto” painted in 1866 and placed in the Cathedral of San Giorgio in Ragusa Ibla. He died in Rome on 8 April 1918.