A Boy Named: The artwork of Rene Capone

A Boy Named: The artwork of Rene Capone

by Mr. Rene C Capone


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A Boy Named: The artwork of Rene Capone by Mr. Rene C Capone

Figure painter René Capone returns with his sophomore book, "A Boy Named". This full color paperback features 85 of Capone's paintings and drawings as well as a collection of photos of the artist taken by several photographers over the years. Forewords are included by arts educator Stephen Honicki and musician Lian Fitz.

The "A Boy Named" painting series featured in this book were created about metaphorically searching for someone after they had suffered a traumatic brain injury. Examining the core of personality with one word, such as "A Boy Named Truth".

It has been said that the characters in René Capone's artwork look as if they are on a deeply personal quest for identity and their place in the world. This is still true ... only now that the characters are more comfortable in their skin, the road is not as treacherous and the destination no longer frightens them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615966076
Publisher: Capone Fine Art
Publication date: 01/13/2014
Pages: 110
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

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 XY magazine, RDF, Blue, Joey, Y&A, as well as being featured widely over the world wide web.

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