Daniel Schiavone was born in Syracuse, New York where he earned a Bachelor's degree from Syracuse University in Studio Art. He then attended the University of Arizona where Schiavone studied with Robert Colescott while getting a Masters Degree in Fine Art. In 1988 Schiavone moved to Baltimore where he lives in a former Moose Lodge with his wife Elizabeth and their two sons .
Schiavone’s artistic endeavors span both music and visual art. In the studio he creates paintings, drawings, prints, and art books. The later in collaboration with local writers. Schiavone’s paintings and drawings investigate imaginative imagery. Through the expressive use of paint, charcoal, and other mediums he presents a complex mosaic of images. Urgency, immediacy, and sensuality are important elements used to render mysterious narratives. In 1995 Schiavone bound a book in leather, commissioned by Catholic Relief Services and presented to Pope John Paul II during his visit to Baltimore. He and his wife Elizabeth Lipinski run a gallery in their building exhibiting contemporary art. His musical endeavors include classical organ and playing mandocello with the Baltimore Mandolikn Orchestra.
The Baltimore Sun described Schiavone as a “renaissance man.” Schiavone says, “That was a smile.”