Art History 101 owner Pross earns Council citation

From left: Jay Pross, Councilman Bobby Henon and Donny Smith, executive director of the Mayfair Business Improvement District.

City Councilman Bobby Henon (D-6th dist.) presented a citation to Art History 101 owner Jay Pross on Friday afternoon at his shop at 7045 Frankford Ave. in Mayfair.

The citation recognized Pross’ success.

Pross attended Roman Catholic High School and developed a love and passion for art and fashion while riding the El to and from school.

Pross enrolled in the Art Institute of Philadelphia and was immediately recruited by Miskeen Clothing to help with its upcoming brand. Shortly after, he completed designs that were showcased in music videos for Method Man, Beyonce and The Game.

In 2007, Pross launched his own brand, and his designs could be found on magazine covers and on famous musicians and artists, including Soulja Boy.

In 2010, Pross opened the Art History 101 storefront, and celebrated the 10th anniversary of the opening by releasing a new T-shirt design, “Straight Outta Northeast Philly.”

Pross’ designs are shipped worldwide. ••