Marcus Pierno attended Fashion Institute of Technology where he spent a year in the Fine Arts program and earned a degree in Illustration. He also studied art in Florence, Italy. Additional training was received at The Art Students League of New York and at The National Academy of Fine Arts on full scholarship. Marcus also pursued a master's degree in Art History at Hunter College. As an illustrator and storyboard artist as well as a fine art painter, Marcus' clients have included The History Channel, The Arts and Entertainment Network, Cirque du Soleil, The Civil War Roundtable of New York and Friends of Animals among others. His classically-inspired paintings cover a wide range of subject material: from pet portraits to rescued farm animals, landscapes to cityscapes, and multiple periods of history. Marcus has exhibited extensively, and his work resides in various private collections around the world.