René Carol Capone is an American figure painter known for his depiction of whimsical and erotic themes; often used together.
Capone was born in Niskayuna, New York one of four children to Linda Capone and is of no relation to mobster Al Capone.
He attended the Parsons School of Design in Manhattan, New York City. Upon completion in 2000, he moved to San Francisco where he currently resides.
In 2004, GlaxoSmithKline became his first corporate collector. His work has drawn global notice, Private collectors of Capone's work can be found in Canada, Sweden, England, France, Japan, and the Netherlands as well as the United States of America.
In an 2007 interview with a San Francisco Bay Times reporter covering a solo exhibition of his, Capone came out as being a victim of severe childhood abuse. That same year René started working on his Hedgehog Boy comics as way to heal and deal with severe mental trauma. He would like to empower abused children of any age to rightfully stand up for themselves, love one another and dare to be better than what the world gave them.
He self published The Legend of Hedgehog Boy in 2011. Other publishing achievements include: Stripped: The Illustrated Male from Bruno Gmünder. His work has been featured in XY magazine, Blue, Joey, Y&A, as well as being featured widely over the world wide web.
San Francisco based figure artist, Rene Carol Capone (b. September 22, 1978) is an American painter known for his depiction of the male figure with whimsical and erotic themes often used together. He also works with stories and myths.Capone was b
San Francisco based figure artist, Rene Carol Capone (b. September 22, 1978) is an American painter known for his depiction of the male figure with whimsical and erotic themes often used together. He also works with stories and myths. Capone