Untitled Self-Portrait

Don Cincone was born Don Wills in a sharecropper’s home in Alto, LA. When he was seven, his family moved to Monroe. As a young man, Cincone spent three years traveling throughout Europe studying the work of master painters in Europe’s great museums and cathedrals. After returning to the U.S., Cincone studied fashion design and illustration in San Francisco and for a time worked in a New York fashion house. He was commissioned to create eighty-five paintings for the Dick Van Dyke film “The Art of Love,” though he is not listed in the credits. Over the course of his career, Cincone has developed a distinctive style of painting, and is most interested in depicting themes relating to freedom, family, and faith.

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