As an art student in the seventies Michael D’Antuono studied in New York and Paris. He quickly got work in the advertising industry eventually becoming an art director for the NY ad agency Darcy, Masius, Benton & Bowles. There he created award winning television campaigns, one of which continued to run for 20 years. He also had a successful career as an illustrator for 25 years. His artwork has been featured in such prestigious publications as The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post and is proudly displayed in the private collection of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Severe tendonitis left Michael no longer able to continue with his illustration career.
Utilizing skills gleaned from his illustration background, Michael took up oil painting. He started his fine art career creating classically romantic art with a bit of a film noir edge to it. Knowing the difficulty illustrators have had historically in achieving status in the fine art world, he has taken advantage of his illustrative skills in his fine art to uniquely chronicle the issues of our time in a way many fine artists could not.