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, Ron embarked on a career in commercial illustration. Quickly recognized as one of the nation’s most talented illustrators, Ron’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 considered one of the most successful illustrators of his generation.
With numerous awards for both his work as an author and as an artist, the response from the Christian and secular 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 secular art magazine considered Ron’s painting Safely Home to be among the top 50 paintings of the year worldwide.