Marcus Jansen is a male artist born in United States, currently working in United States.
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Marcus Jansen’s work, is noted by Art Historian Jerome A. Donson (Director of the American Vanguard Exhibitions Europe 1961), who worked closely with Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Franz Kline, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, as reminiscent of the Ash-can School and referred to as the “Innovator of Modern Expressionism”, in Jansen’s 2005 publication Modern Urban-Expressionism. Jansen is listed in Who’s Who in American Art and the Who’s Who in International Art marquis.

Jansen was born 1968 in Manhattan spending his first years in Bronx and Long Island New York. A Gulf War Veteran later raised and educated in Europe Germany, Jansen attended formal training at the Berufsfachschule fuer Gestaltung/Design in Moenchengladbach in1985 at the request of his father then joined the United States Armed Forces. Upon Jansen’s return from his combat tour in 1991, he was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and was sent to Walter Reed Hospital in Washington DC for treatment using art therapy, thereafter painting full-time. He has been redefining urban landscape painting since the 1990’s.

He is best known for his most recognized paintings- “Creeping Obstacles in Kansas,” published on the cover of “New American Paintings” No. 94, selected by Chief Curator at the Orange County Museum of Art, Dan Cameron; and “E Pluribus Unum” a Warner Brothers commissioned painting and winner at the International British “Creative Works Competition” with Aesthetica Magazine. He is also known for his latest project- the ABSOLUT BLANK bottle for the next generation of artists for ABSOLUT VODKA campaign. With that, Jansen joins the names of Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and others who have also painted for the company.

Notable exhibition and collection include his first US exhibition at Madison Square Garden (New York) in 1999 at the International Independent Film & Video Festival, the 8th International Contemporary Art Biennial “Dialogue” The Central Exhibition Hall, MANEGE St. Petersburg in 2006, the 12th International Biennial for Print & Drawings, Taiwan in 2007 at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, the under/current/over/view 8, at the Tampa Museum of Art (Tampa) in 2006, and the Florida Contemporaries at the Naples Museum of Art (Naples) in 2004. His most recent Museum exhibit was held in Russia at the Museum of Contemporary Art PERMM in a group project called “Anonymous”, where Jansen introduced his “Faceless” works in 2012. Museum collections include The Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), The New Britain Museum of American Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art PERMM, The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art.