The artist was born in Providence, RI and lived in RI for 75 years. He graduated from Moses Brown School, Babson College and Suffolk University Law
School. At Moses Brown School, a private school in Providence, he received the Sophia L. Pitman Award for Excellence in Art.
He is a descendant of Sano DiPietro, the famous 15th century Sienese painter.
The artist is a retired lawyer. In his early years of practice he was an Assistant Attorney General and served on the R.I. Parole Board. During the years he practiced law, he had his own law firm. In business, he was a pioneer, developer and operator in the Cable Television and Broadcast Television industries. In addition, he was a commercial real estate developer. During those busy working years, he always found time to devote to oil painting.
His interest in oil painting began in his early teens. From that time on, his interest in oil painting never waned. He was a member of the Providence Art Club for many years where he attended art classes and participated in art exhibitions . The artist's primary focus is on painting portraits. He has received numerous portrait commissions and has sold many of his paintings in local art exhibitions. He was fortunate to have taken landscape painting classes taught by John Loughlin and Anthony Tomaselli, both highly acclaimed R.I. artists. At the Art Club, he was mentored by the well known R.I. artist, Mary Castelnovo. He also studied portrait painting under Raymond Finelli.
He has taken workshops offered by such nationally noted artists as Stapleton Kearns, Scott Waddell, Cindy Baron and Joseph McGurl.
In 2011, he received the Second Place Pasquale Masiello Award in a national open painting exhibition.
In 2012, he initiated an art therapy program for disabled veterans at the R.I. V.A. Hospital.
He no longer exhibits his works in exhibitions but donates them to charitable organizations for fund raisers.