Ciccone was born in San Giovanni Rotondo (Puglia), Italy.
1963 to 1980 he lived between Italy and the United States. Ciccone has
had more than 150 one-man exhibitions throughout Europe and the U.S. and
his works are to be found in museums and private collections. He has
done numerous portraits, compositions and landscapes using the various
techniques of carbon pencil, China ink, oil, acrylic and fresco. One
of the world's foremost portraitists, he is renowned for his exquisite
charcoal and acrylic portraits.
In 1987 the artist executed the Nativity fresco for the parish church of Ponte Buggianese near Pistoia.
1993 an important painting commission for the Cassa Rurale ed Artigiana
in San Giovanni Rotondo was completed.
is the recipient of the 1970 Val Arbogast Memorial Prize (Parrish Art
Museum, N.Y.), the first prize (1972) Prima Biennale Internazionale
d’Arte Sacra (Capuchin Friary, San Giovanni Rotondo), and
the 1992 Premio Firenze/Europa (Florence).