Peter Paone was born in Philadelphia and educated at the Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts). He has taught at Pratt Institute and the National Academy of Design, New York City, and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia.
Paone's work has been featured in more than 50 solo exhibitions in New York City; Houston and Fort Worth, TX; and Philadelphia, as well as in England, Austria, and Germany. His work has been featured in more than 60 national and international group exhibitions.
A selected list of public collections in which Paone's paintings, drawings, and prints are represented include the Museum of Modern Art and National Academy of Design, New York City; Victoria and Albert Museum and British Museum, London; National Gallery of Art, National Portrait Gallery, and Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Philadelphia Museum of Art and Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia; Art Institute of Chicago; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; Jersey City Museum, NJ; and Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts (formerly Arkansas Arts Center), Little Rock.
Paone has received grants from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, and received the Print Center of Philadelphia Award of Merit, the National Academy of Design Annual Painting Prize, and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in London.
—From Brandywine Workshop and Archives records