View of Tony's Brushes Tony Falcone has painted professionally since 1974. After serving as a New Haven firefighter for seven years, Falcone discovered his love of mural-painting and left the Fire Department to establish his studio in a vintage dairy barn located in Prospect, Connecticut. It is there, as well as on location throughout the United States, that Tony creates most of his “imaginistic” murals, canvases and portraits. Today, Falcone Art Studio is known for its wide spectrum of fine artworks created primarily on a commissioned basis. Falcone’s monumental murals, highly detailed canvases, and heirloom quality portraits enhance public spaces, corporate settings and private homes. Widely known for his skill in capturing familiar landscapes and cityscapes, Tony also reproduces many of these nostalgic images as collectible fine art prints, posters, Giclees and greeting cards.

For the past fifteen years, Falcone has created a series of oil paintings on linen depicting the history of the United States Coast Guard from WWII through “9/11”, commissioned by the U.S. Coast Guard Alumni Association and the Class of 1962 for the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. The Portrait of Tony Falcone ninth painting in that series, an 11 ft. canvas entitled “D-Day at Omaha Beach,” was unveiled at the Academy in a special D-Day 65th anniversary commemorative ceremony June 5, 2009. A large fine art reproduction of the “9/11” painting, depicting the Coast Guard’s critical role in the evacuation of 650,000 people from Battery Park in Lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001, was exhibited in 2011 at the Intrepid Museum in Manhattan in conjunction with New York City’s 10th anniversary “9/11 Retrospective”.

Other notable Falcone commissions include: murals in the Yale University Law School; floor murals for the Yale University Peabody Museum of Natural History; a commemorative “trompe l’oeil” mural for the Alumni Center at the Coast Guard Academy in New London; murals in the Floyd Little Field House at Hillhouse High School in New Haven; a mural in the Bank of Paris, Manhattan; the 100th Commemorative Anniversary Painting for the Shubert Theatre, and mural projects for the Special Olympics and International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Tony’s murals also enhance Albertus Magnus College, Fusco Corporation, and downtown Old Saybrook. In addition, Falcone has been commissioned to create executive portraits for the Yale University School of Nursing, NewAlliance Bank (formerly New Haven Savings Bank), Yale School of Medicine, Superior Courts in Hartford and New Haven, Probate Court in New Haven, Hospital of Saint Raphael, Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, Gateway Community College in New Haven, International Aero Engines in Glastonbury, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. In addition, Tony has recently completed a bronze portrait bust sculpture of Otto Graham also for the USCG Academy’s Hall of Athletic Excellence. Falcone received the Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT. He is featured in “Artists Next Door: A Great City’s Creative Spirit” published in New Haven, CT by Cheever Tyler. Tony is a member of the Portrait Society of America. He lives in Cheshire, CT with Judith Andrews, his partner, business manager and wife.