From left to right: Pericle Fazzini, Nicolas Carone, Lucio Fontana, Giorgio Morandi, Venice, 1948.
Carone in his Rome studio, 1950.
Carone in his studio, 1957.
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In 1937, Carone enrolled at the Art Students League of New York, where he remained till 1938.
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Since 1939 to 1942, Carone attended National Academy of Design, where Leon Kroll was his mentor.
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Between 1947-1951, Carone attended the American Academy in Rome.
Initially, during the period from 1928 to 1931, Nicolas studied at Leonardo da Vinci Art School in New York City. In 1937, he enrolled at the Art Students League of New York, where he remained till 1938. Since 1939 to 1942, Carone attended National Academy of Design, where Leon Kroll was his mentor. Some time later, the artist continued his education at Hans Hoffman School of Fine Arts in New York, where he studied during the period from 1945 to 1946. Also, between 1947-1951, Carone attended the American Academy in Rome.
After World War II, in 1945, Carone went to Rome, Italy, for three and a half years, partly on a Fulbright fellowship. There, he held his first solo exhibition and came into personal contact with important Italian painters, including Giorgio Morandi. Also, he befriended Mark Rothko.
Upon his return to the United States, Carone continued to paint and exhibit his works. During that time, he became friends with Jackson Pollock and participated in the 9th Street Art Exhibition in 1951. Also, Nicolas showed his works at the Stable Gallery.
By the end of the 1960's, Carone had returned to Italy, living on and off in Rome, particularly during the summers. In the 1970's, he bought a remote piece of property in Umbria and, with it, an abandoned and at first uninhabitable stone house, dating from the 16th century. In 1988, Nicholas founded International School of Art, which located first in Todi, Italy, and then in Montecastello.
In his later years, dealers, collectors, historians, experts and film makers sought Carone’s "good eye" and his historical expertise, especially when it came to the life and work of his old friend Jackson Pollock. For the 2000 film "Pollock", starring Ed Harris, film makers consulted with Carone for the purposes of historical accuracy, regarding Pollock's life and painting methods.
During his lifetime, he also taught at numerous educational institutions, including Yale University, Columbia University, Brandeis University, Cornell University, Cooper Union, School of Visual Arts and others. Also, Carone was a founding faculty member of the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, where he worked as a teacher for twenty-five years.
Carone was married twice. His first marriage produced one son, David, and his second marriage produced twin sons — Christian, a photographer, and Claude, a painter.