He studied with Hermon A MacNeil, with work in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and Gaetano, known as Guy attended the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design and the National Academy of Design.
During this period a "tendency to simplify forms for decorative effects was developed.". Cecere has works collected by many major museums, from Classical to Contemporary, including the Smithsonian Institution, the "National Collection of Fine Arts" and the Archives of American Art".
Served in Advertising Educational Foundation, 1916-1918. Member National Sculpture Society, New York Architectural League. M C.
Married Ada Rasario, 1924.