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.


The Blond Bomber by Rene Capone


Love Hurts and Even Zebra's Fall Down by Rene Capone


Time and Changing Seasons by Rene Capone


California Boy by Rene Capone


War and Rescue by Rene Capone


Dorian Gray by Rene Capone


Naked Bare Truth by Rene Capone


Currents by Rene Capone


Nude Reclined Male Figure by Rene Capone


Same Love by Rene Capone


Boys Blues by Rene Capone


Lost by Rene Capone


Chance by Rene Capone


Listen to the Night by Rene Capone


Ganymede and Zeus by Rene Capone


Slowly Stealing What You Long For by Rene Capone


Silver Striped and Justified by Rene Capone


Admitting Our Falls by Rene Capone


Two of Swords by Rene Capone


Love Metaphor - Drift by Rene Capone


Boy Looking For Truth by Rene Capone


Fountain by Rene Capone


A Boy Named Patience by Rene Capone


A Boy Named Persistence by Rene Capone


Green and White Light by Rene Capone


Stag by Rene Capone


Yellow Cigarette by Rene Capone


Love or Money by Rene Capone


Light My Way by Rene Capone


Mr. Pennyworth by Rene Capone


Golden Gate Light by Rene Capone


Fountain Full of Blood by Rene Capone


After Midnight by Rene Capone


Splash of Blue by Rene Capone


Sewn Up Teddy Bear by Rene Capone


I Dreamed About You Loving Me by Rene Capone


Magic Teddy Bear Frank by Rene Capone


Black Swan by Rene Capone


Aquatic Dreams by Rene Capone


A Boy Named Wind by Rene Capone


Suspension #1 by Rene Capone


Even Monsters Have To Sleep by Rene Capone


Under Lying Currents by Rene Capone


Red Jewels by Rene Capone


Chill by Rene Capone


Tremble by Rene Capone


A Boy Named Silence by Rene Capone


Broken Languages by Rene Capone