Fernando Alfonso Mangone was born in 1958 in Altavilla Silentina, he attended the artistic high school of his city and later, immediately revealing an early inclination to nomadism, attended the Academy of Fine Arts before Naples, then Catanzaro and then conclude his studies in Florence.
In the decade between 1978 and 1989 he cultivated his artistic commitment between Florence and Rome, establishing relationships of collaboration with numerous Italian and foreign intellectuals, artists, art critics and gallery owners.
In 1989 he moved to Holland where the artist lived a frenetic phase of creative and exhibition activity.
The works commissioned by "Stad-Kunst", "Greenpeace", Amnesty International "are worthy of note.
In 1955 he moved to Berlin
These years of stray and unregulated life, but rich in research and experimentation, end with the return to the Mediterranean roots. The return to Italy marks the beginning of a new artistic journey that sees the CITIES as the subject of his works.
The cities depicted are those where he has lived or has simply crossed, lit by the bright colors of his free brushstroke. He paints emotions, does not illustrate.
In this period (1997-2000) Mangone starts an intense collaboration with the multinational Heineken-Italy realizing a limited series of glasses for the Stella Artois depicting glimpses of Brussels and other cities of Belgium and a collection of oil paintings and in technique mixed in the "Heineken Green Stage" premises.
In more recent years Ferdinando Alfonso Mangone deepens his path of pictorial research realizing several solo and group exhibitions in: Milan, Venice, Paestum, Salerno, Positano, Groningen, Rome, Turin and Naples.