Rene Capone







Rene Capone

Rene Capone

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, rather than a second-rate version of somebody else" - Judy Garland


Rene Carol Capone (b. September 22, 1978) is an American painter known for his depiction of the male figure with whimsical and mysterious imagery often used together. He also works with elements of fable and myth. Capone's art conveys a sense of wonder, exploration and discovery. Twenty years ago, Capone began his career as an artist creating dreamlike, sensual, often homoerotic images of young men in search of love, identity, and their place in the world. His paintings and drawings are now highly prized by collectors and on the walls of private and corporate collectors around the world.

He attended Parsons School of Design in New York City on a merit Scholarship. Majored in Fine Arts and focused his efforts of rendering the figure. Capone also attended The San Francisco Art Institute in SF, CA for continue education. Currently he resides in The Bay Area of California.

His works have been compiled in the books "Any Given Moment" and "A Boy Named", both of which are available on

He self-published a graphic novel "The Legend of Hedgehog Boy" in 2011, a story about a boy who ventures into the woods to find his identity. The book struck a deep cord within the youth of the LGBT community. Other publishing achievements include: "Stripped: The Illustrated Male" from Bruno Gmunder. Featured in RFD Magazine, The Leslie Lohman Arts Journal, Blue, XY, Wilde Literary Journal and most recently The Advocate interviewed Capone with arts and culture critic Adam Sandel. K-OODI Art Magazine from Helsinki featured his art in their spring issue of 2016.

Between 2014 -2017 Rene had a series of bone and hip replacement surgeries due to side affects from medications given to him by doctors. A medical malpractice case of epic proportions with the guilty individuals escaping consequence. He spent four years in state of severe disability and yet continued to work on his craft through out the ordeal.

Currently he is recovering from those surgeries. "The Zebra Boy Chronicles" a series of paintings and drawings created over the past three years was his metaphorical way of commenting on the experience of surgery and the betrayal of physicians he knew personally. Now in 2017 Rene can once again walk and is looking forward to the future.


Magic Loves The Hungry by Rene Capone


Boys Dripping In Monatomic Gold by Rene Capone


Entanged Boys by Rene Capone


Melancholy Nude by Rene Capone


Touch by Rene Capone


Same Love by Rene Capone


A Boy Named Faith by Rene Capone


Reluctant Grace by Rene Capone


The Golden Boys Stares Back by Rene Capone


Party of One Zebra Boy by Rene Capone


Red Snap Dragon Moonset by Rene Capone


Bathed In White Light by Rene Capone


Archer by Rene Capone


Trembling Flower by Rene Capone


Future Time Traveler Peter Pan by Rene Capone


Lost Summer Love by Rene Capone


Mirror Mirror by Rene Capone


Lost by Rene Capone


Kittty In Trouble by Rene Capone


Savior of Squirrels by Rene Capone


Bay Bridge anf Figure In Red by Rene Capone


Resting Angel by Rene Capone


Vulnerability by Rene Capone


All That I Really Know by Rene Capone


Youth and Zebra Stripes by Rene Capone


Apollo and Hyacinth Tradgedy of Love by Rene Capone


Hide and Seek by Rene Capone


Blue Celestial by Rene Capone


Slowly Stealing What You Long For by Rene Capone


Lonely Warrior by Rene Capone


Youth Hunting Turtles by Rene Capone


Bright Silence by Rene Capone


Jeremy at the Beach by Rene Capone


Winds of Fate by Rene Capone


Three Boys, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, See No Evil by Rene Capone


If You Believe In Magic by Rene Capone


Apallo and Hyacinth by Rene Capone


Golden Gate Art Deco Masterpiece by Rene Capone


Stroke by Rene Capone


Latitude and Logintude by Rene Capone


The Warm Breeze Behind the Sun by Rene Capone


Autumn's Waiting by Rene Capone


Septemeber Morning Figure by Rene Capone


Any Given Moment by Rene Capone


Suspension of Fate by Rene Capone


Justice League Aqua Lad by Rene Capone


A Boy Named Rainbow by Rene Capone


Wounded Spaces by Rene Capone