A native Roman and an architect trained and licensed at the University of Rome-Italy, Mr. Franzone moved to the United States in 1986 to further his education in Architecture and Visual Arts. He studied at New York University, Parsons School of Design, National Academy of Design and The Art Students League of New York where he completed a course in Fine Arts - Sculpture.
Since 1996 he has worked in clay, stone, wood and mixed media.
He has earned grants and awards from The National Sculpture Society (Edith H. and Richman Proskauer Prize) and The Art Students League of New York, including the first prize for sculpture at the Juried Members' Exhibition 2004.
His work has been widely exhibited in the New York City area. Selected exhibits include The National Sculpture Society, The National Arts Club, The Venezuela Consulate, The Art Students League of New York and Cornell University. He has also shown at numerous galleries such as The Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, The Cork Gallery in Lincoln Center and Noho Gallery.
His monumental sculpture "Red Arches" is currently installed in Riverside Park South, NYC