Vincenzo Santone was born in Benevento, Italy. He grew up drawing and painting at every opportunity. He does not remember a time when he didn't draw. He immigrated to the U.S.A. in his early twenties.
He studied in Italy at Padri Rogasionisti, Viale Colle Aminei, Naples and Magistrale "Salvaroe Pizzi", Capua. In the U.S. A. at the Museum School associated with the Museum of Fine Arts and the Massachusetts School of Fine Arts, both in Boston, MA. He lives in Oberlin, OH.