San Francisco based figure artist, Rene Carol Capone (b. September 22, 1978) is an American painter known for his depiction of the figure with whimsical and mysterious imagery, often used together. He also works with stories and myths. The figures in his work appear to be on a deeply personal quest for identity and their place in the world.
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.
Private collectors of Capone's work can be found in the United States of America, Canada, Sweden, England, France, Japan, and the Netherlands. In 2004 Glaxo Smith Kline became his first corporate collector.
He self published the graphic novel 'The Legend of Hedgehog Boy' in 2011, a story about a boy who goes into the woods to find his identity. Other publishing achievements include: 'Stripped: The Illustrated Male' from Bruno Gmunder. His work has been featured in, RFD Magazine, XY magazine, Blue, Joey, Y&A, as well as being featured widely over the world wide web.
In 2011 he published a 'best of 'collection titled 'Any Given Moment.' A collection of all his figure art from 1999-2011. It can be found on Amazon.com. His new book titled 'A Boy Named' was published in 2014 and is also available on Amazon. It features a series of mixed media artworks that explores identity, destiny and the space in between. The new book also include a selection of photos of the artist taken by my many well known Bay Area photographers.