Donato is a very famous US painter who gained the recognition as a science fiction and fantasy illustration.
He was born 1967. Donato found his passion in a very young age and he spent all his free time on drawing, and creating some other objects of art as construction. He started his professional career in 1993 working for different compynies and organizations, such as The United Nations, LucasFilm, National Geographic, CNN, DC Comics, Microsoft, The Village Voice, Playboy Magazine, US Postal Service, Wizards of the Coast , Scholastic, Simon&Schuster, Tor Books, Random House, Time/Warner, The Scifi Channel, Milton-Bradley, and Hasbro. Now he is teaching at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and leads rather social life travelling around the world and participating in various workshops.
When it comes to his favourite artist, Donato likes particularly the old masters such as Hans Memling, Jan Van Eyck, Velázquez, Caravaggio, Vermeer, Rembrandt, Rubens and Titian.