John Caggiano was born in Brooklyn, New York, where he studied pre-engineering at Brooklyn Technical High School. He received a BA degree from Brooklyn College and an MFA from Pratt Institute, both with honors.
He relocated to Rockport, Massachusetts in 1980, drawn to the physical beauty and unique quality of Cape Ann’s light. He travels extensively, painting on location. This plein air approach enables him to capture the essence of the time and place that he interprets into his bright and colorful “impressionistic-realism” style.
His work has made appearances on nationwide television shows such as ABC’s Good Morning America. A member of the Rockport Art Association, Caggiano has also been featured in numerous books, magazines, and newspapers.