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Born on the North Side of Chicago, Ron DiCianni grew up in an unlikely area to produce a talented artist. After attending the American Academy of Art in Chicago, he embarked on a career in commercial illustration. Quickly recognized as one of the nation’s most talented illustrators, DiCianni’s client list was soon dominated by prominent companies ranging from Eli Lilly™ to McDonald’s™. He was chosen as the 1980 official Olympic illustrator and is considered one of the most successful illustrators of his generation.
In a world dominated by the visual realm, DiCianni considers himself “a Christian cleverly disguised as an artist.” His self-stated mission is to “reclaim the Arts for Christ” and in 1989 God led him to create the painting that started a revolution—Spiritual Warfare. Several extraordinary Christian paintings followed on the heels of Spiritual Warfare and it was soon clear that a new chapter in art had begun. With numerous awards for both his work as an author and as an artist, the response from the Christian and general markets continues to be overwhelmingly positive. Honored with the R.H. Love and Visitor’s Choice Award for multiple years at the Sacred Arts Show, Ron’s art continues to blaze a new trail. In 1999 a major art magazine considered Ron’s painting Safely Home to be among the top 50 paintings of the year worldwide.
DiCianni has collaborated on over 50 book projects and is a seven-time winner of the Gold Medallion Award for Excellence in Christian Literature. Working closely with names like Max Lucado, Joni Erickson-Tada, Jerry Jenkins, Randy Alcorn, Frank Peretti, and Michael Card has provided the artist the opportunity to blend his artistic talent with that of world-class authors. DiCianni is also the author of almost a dozen books of his own, many of which continue to win praise as some of the finest of their kind. He is the creator of the long-standing and best-selling Tell Me series.
DiCianni has been featured in a variety of media outlets, including Newsweek, Time, Focus on the Family, Trinity Broadcasting Network, and the 700 Club and has spoken at churches, colleges, conventions, and ministry events including Willow Creek Community Church, Wheaton College, The Cove, and the Christian Booksellers Association convention. What began with one painting twenty-five years ago God has used to create a whole market for Christian art products ranging from fine art reproductions to books and a wide variety of derivative products. This synthesis of fine art and a Christian message has led DiCianni, by God’s grace, to realize a vision formed decades ago in art school.
Ron DiCianni currently lives in southern California with his wife, Pat.
Grant DiCianni is the founder and current president of Tapestry Productions Inc, the nation’s only dedicated Christian fine art publisher. A three-time published author and the son of famed artist/author Ron DiCianni, Grant founded Tapestry Productions for the purpose of going into all the world with the message of Christ through art. Tapestry seeks to blend the highest quality art with the clearest proclamation of the Message of Jesus Christ as Savior of the world.
Grant is also a sought-after consultant and speaker within both the fine art and Christian products industries as well as a columnist for select Christian publications. In addition to his work with Tapestry, Grant has spent over a decade as a firefighter/paramedic and as an EMS instructor.
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