Vincenzo Marano was born in Aci Castello in the province of Catania in Sicily on August 24, 1938. He attended the Art Institute of Catania, at that time one of the best schools of art, with the most talented artists, students and teachers. In 1957 he left Sicily to join the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. He began to work for the newspaper l'Unita, where he published several drawings. Through this he met the Italian artist and cartoonist Renato Guttuso with whom he developed a close friendship. He painted in the classical style though with a post-impressionist slant.
There is an article in Italian on his reworking of the engravings in Michael Maier's Atalanta fugiens, 1617.