Artist Rance Jones

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.rancejonesart.com

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Price Range: $200.00 - $12,000.00
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In 1991, Rance moved with his wife Christina from Kerrville, Texas to New York City to attend School of Visual Arts and pursue an MFA degree in Illustration. It was a sense of adventure and the opportunity to study at such a recognized art school in NYC that drew him there. The couple moved from a tiny cabin on the Guadalupe River to settle in a typical five story tenement apartment in Manhattan's West Village.  The energy and pace of New York City was a constant source of inspiration for Rance as he pursued his career in Illustration producing work for the New York Times as well as many magazines including a cover for the National Review. The couple found a community of friends and worked hard to realize their goals in their new home.
In 1996, with the birth of their daughter, the young family moved to Washington Heights just above 181rst Street.  There they were surrounded by a park-like setting, living in a comfortable apartment near the Hudson River. In the evenings they could push a stroller down to the Little Red Lighthouse at the river's edge or walk through the Cloisters, the Metropolitan's replica of a medieval monastery in Fort Tryon Park a few blocks away. Eventually the young family was asked by their church to be part of a congregation of about 500 members in Central Harlem to help organize a children’s ministry.  Even though it was only a few stops away on the Nine train, Harlem was a world apart, suffering from poverty, crime and neglect.
Rance also volunteered with a chemical recovery program where he heard men share raw, heart-breaking stories from violent crime to prostitution for drugs. The artist came to see how difficult it was for children and families, young women and young men to [...]

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