From his early years, Paccione showed a unique talent which was evidenced by his winning the prestigious St. Gardens Medal for Draftsmanship while still in his teens. As a college student, he graduated at the top of his class.
His first job in advertising was with the legendary Paul Rand, who Paccione called the Father of Intelligent Advertising. Moving on from there to Grey Advertising as Head Creative Director, where he won numerous awards, he developed a reputation as a creative force in the ad business. Paccione next moved on to start his own agency, Leber, Katz, Paccione where his creativity was unleashed as he consistently turned some of the most cutting edge advertising that propelled him to the title of National Art Director Of The Year in 1967 and the ADC Hall Of Fame in 1994.
He left his agency in 1969 to become a full time photographer, his real passion. He became one of the industries top photographers, winning virtually every creative award including Andy’s, Cleo’s and many others. His client list included a host of prestigious clients that encompassed every aspect of business. In addition, he was named official portrait photographer to two United States Presidents, Nixon and Carter.
Over time, Paccione began to renew the interest in painting he had developed in his early years. He felt the best way to refresh his painting ability was to copy the legendary Masters. He launched an intensive study of the great Masters, their history, techniques, and creative philosophy, from the Renaissance to the Impressionists. He became a prolific painter creating over 300 paintings and drawings of the Masters as well as over 150 of his own original work.
His art work has been shown in various museums including the Grande Palace in Paris and a one man show at the Brevard Museum, and the Art Directors Club which displayed a retrospective of the entire scope of his career. His work as a painter of the Masters seemed encapsulated in an article in The New York Times which particularly impressed him, as quoted, “When is a good copy a masterpiece? A good painting is a good painting whoever did it. A bad painting whoever did it is a bad painting. As for the signature, authenticity of a painting, that’s for Provence, nitpicking and the money market. A good copy is as good as the real thing because it takes a good artist to copy a masterpiece whether it’s for cash, development or homage.”
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