Vincent Francis Castellanet grew up in Chicago, where he studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Academy of Fine Art.
Painting is an integral part of the Castellanet family. Vincent is the nephew of Mark Castellanet, a well known Chicago artist who in the l920s and 1930s, won many coveted art awards.
In addition to his fine art education, Vincent also studied graphic arts which led him to a commercial art career, specializing in package and display design. In 1973 he and his family relocated to New England to join the Gillette Company as Director of Design.
While living in the suburbs of Boston, Vincent had the opportunity to explore and paint the many seaside towns with their charming New England qualities. He since has expanded his subject matter to Boston proper with its gaslights, cobblestone streets and historic doorways.
Vincent resides on the North Shore of Boston with his wife Marguerite and is the father of two daughters and the grandfather of four boys.