Thomas Germano received his Associate’s Degree in Art from Nassau Community College in 1983. He then went on to study painting and art history at Cornell University earning his bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in 1985. After building a portfolio and working in the field for two years, he received a scholarship to Yale University to study painting with William Bailey and Bernard Chaet at the Yale School of Art, receiving his MFA with a concentration in painting in 1989. Germano has exhibited his art throughout the United States and abroad and his work is in numerous public and private collections including Arthur Andersen International Headquarters, St. Paul, IL, Brown and Forman, Louisville, KY, American Postal Workers Union in Washington D.C. and the George Meany Center, Silver Springs, Maryland. He has taught classes at Long Island University, Nassau Community College, Suffolk Community College, the New York Academy of Art and currently teaches painting, drawing and art history at the State University of New York at Farmingdale.