Nancy E. Rhodes was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For most of her first eighteen years, she resided in Elkins Park, a Philadelphia suburb. After graduating from Cheltenham High School, Nancy earned a scholarship to study art at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. After attaining a degree in art and design, she enrolled at Temple University in Philadelphia, where she earned degrees in fine art and art education from the Tyler School of Art.
In the 1970's, Nancy taught art at Neil Armstrong Middle School in Bensalem Township before moving to Syracuse, New York. It was here that her work as a freelance artist began. Syracuse is where her long and wonderful relationship with veterans started. Never did she imagine that one day her artwork would have the honor of speaking for generations of veterans.
Nancy recently moved to East Lansing Michigan and is currently on the faculty of Lansing Community College where she teaches advanced drawing and painting.
Nancy's career as a nationally known, award-winning artist, illustrator and muralist has spanned over 25 years. Her work has been published in books, newspapers and magazines. Her public and private commissions, exhibitions and awards are numerous.
 

Nancy's Women In The Military mural holds the distinction of being the nation's first large-scale painting solely dedicated to all women in the military (past, present and future) that is permanently installed in a federal building.

 
 
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