Born in the United States in the upstate New York region, in Rochester. Of Italian heritage, both parents bore and raised 8 children. Darryl is the oldest of 4 girls and 4 boys; which family is still complete today including the mother, Margaret. Darryl's father, Albert, was a Doctor of Chiropractic...and Darryl followed in his footsteps...In Chiropractic school, students were required to take classes in anatomy and one of those classes was dissection of the human body, in other words, a cadaver...In that process they, the students, had to draw on paper what they observed in class each day of anatomy dissection, i.e., bones, ligaments, nerves, internal organs etc. Unbeknownst to Darryl this was the beginning of his artistic career for when he was not in class and at home or about he started to draw interiors of rooms, streetscapes, landscapes, and figurative work. He did become a chiropractor and practiced for many years but at the same time he endeavored to become an artist, taking live model classes, sketching people in libraries where they would be still for periods of time enough to get a good exercise in figure drawing....Darryl started to add color to what he was doing In the form of pastels and oil paint and started do Assemblage, Collage and Wall sculpture. He has been working at his art for over 50 years now.