Carone was born June 4, 1917 in New York City and raised in Hoboken, New Jersey.
He began formal art studies at the age of eleven at the Leonardo da Vinci School located at St. Mark's Church on E.10th St. He studied at the National Academy of Design under Leon Kroll, Art Students League of New York, Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts, and the Rome Academy of Fine Arts. In 1941 he won the Prix de Rome and in 1949 a Fulbright Fellowship. His time in Italy after World War II brought him into personal contact with important Italian painters, particularly Giorgio Morandi.
He participated in the 9th Street Art Exhibition in 1951 and along with other first generation abstract expressionists, he showed his work at the Stable Gallery.Carone was a part of the Abstract Expressionist movement, which relied heavily on Surrealism, poetry and interpretations of Jungian psychology. He was a good friend of the much-lauded American painter, Jackson Pollock and was interviewed by authors Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith for their biography, Jackson Pollock: An American Saga.Wikipedia