TOP-LEFT: Jane Rubin — a Dancer who became a Painter — wearing cotton dress imprinted with her painting of John Strickland — whom Jane painted live — while he was in motion playing basketball.
TOP-RIGHT: Champion — an early oil painting by Jane Rubin — Champion is a symbolic self-portrait — from life an imagination. Jane was a ballet dancer — not a boxer — the boxing gloves are symbolic.
Creating Excellence: Jane's Uncompromising Passion for Perfection
Driven by her dedication to perfection, Jane meticulously creates, reviews, and refines every product on an ongoing basis. Whether hand-made or print-on-demand, Jane ensures the pinnacle of image quality, layout, typography, and above all, originality. This obsession with excellence is continuous.
Should you ever find a flaw in your purchase, please don't hesitate to contact us. Jane takes personal pride in ensuring that any imperfection is swiftly rectified.
Coming soon: Hand-painted and hand-made couture clothing, seamlessly blending artistry and fashion.
Along with elevating your style, contact Jane to purchase an original painting or drawing for your art collection.
Meet Jane Rubin: A Multidisciplinary Artist with a Multicultural Background
Jane Rubin is a Multidisciplinary Artist whose talents span a spectrum of disciplines — dance, visual art, and music — reflecting a background rich in artistic heritage and multicultural exposure.
In childhood — Jane Rubin was an advanced ballet dancer, pianist, and painter. Her father was a talented clarinetist. Her maternal grandmother was a talented painter. There are professional musicians and a famous composer on her mother's side of the family — and there is athletic talent on both sides of the family.
However — Jane did not grow up wealthy — and she did not grow up in a big city. Jane grew up in York, Pennsylvania, a small Southern Pennsylvania town, where she attended rough public schools.
At the same time — it was a priority for Jane's open-minded parents to immerse their children in multi-cultural settings.
Jane grew up with an extended family that was both Jewish and Gentile, Caucasian and African American. Her grandparents and parents made it a top priority to constantly expose their children and grandchildren to multi-cultural art, music, and dance.
Classical Ballet, Modern Dance, Indian Dance; Motown, Jazz, Classical and Folk Music, and later, Hard Rock. Post-Impressionist and Modernist Painting and Sculpture, Pre-Columbian Art, Early American, Pennsylvania German Portrait Paintings, Furniture, and Quilts.........
All of these cultures and art forms surrounded and inspired Jane in her childhood and teens and formed her artistic identity.
For example, Champion — an early symbolic self-portrait representing Jane's feminine power and vulnerability — contains aesthetic elements of American Folk Art, Indian and Persian Miniature Painting, and the Central American textiles and objects that Jane's artist-grandmother placed in their home in Jane's childhood.
Formal Training, Exhibitions, Publications, and Performances
Jane began her formal visual art training in her teens, at Carnegie Mellon. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Columbia University, where she majored in Visual Art and graduated with honors. Jane received her Master of Fine Arts Degree at California Institute of the Arts. Jane then became one of the top choices of the highly competitive Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program in New York City, where she exhibited large-than-life figurative paintings.
Jane's paintings, drawing, and multimedia installations have been exhibited, published, and collected since her early 20s. She has given live performances in New York City and in Los Angeles since her 20s. Jane has also taught at the college level. At School of Visual Arts in Manhattan Jane taught "Media Communications," a multi-media visual art and design course. When she was completing her Masters Degree at CalArts, Jane was the recipient of three graduate teaching awards, in painting, drawing, and color theory.