Tony Cacalano was born in New York City in 1936. He graduated from Yale University, where he received a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. in painting. During his time at Yale, Tony studied with major 20th-century painters and historians. For 52 years, Tony dedicated himself to his art. He passed away on March 21, 2017. He painted until the very end.

Tony taught painting, drawing, design, and art history at a number of notable colleges and universities. He was the recipient of several grants, including the prestigious NEA grant in 1987. His paintings appeaedr in important collections including The Chrysler Museum, The Walter Chrysler Estate, The Jean Outland Chrysler Collection, The Yale University Permanent Collection, The Ronald McDonald Collection, The Mario Amaya Estate, The City Municipal Centers of Norfolk & Virgina Beach, and The Bocour Corp.

Cacalano originals were very popular with private collectors, especially those in the movie industry. His works appeared in the collections of Rodney Dangerfield, the composer Marty Gold, Mort Lindsey, the musical director of The Merv Griffin Show and Barbara Streisand's European Tour, Roy Laughlin, President of KIIS Radio, Burbank, CA, and Oscar Winners Jim and Dobbie Kristoff of Metro Light Studios, among others. Tony's paintings have appeared in television set designs for such shows as "Sister, Sister," "Dream On," "90210," Roseanne," and Murder She Wrote."

A complete copy of Tony Cacalano's resumé is below. For questions regarding his paintings and estate, please contact his daughter, Ashley Cacalano Leath, at ashleycleath (at) gmail (dot) com.