Marcus Antonius Jansen (1968-) was born in New York City, where he had his first exhibition there at New York's Park Avenue Lever House at age six. After attending art school in Germany, he served as a soldier in the Gulf War before officially introducing his work as an artist in 1997. His work has been exhibited in Taiwan, France, Germany, New York and Los Angeles, and he was recently crowned "New Artist of the Year" 2005 by the Alliance for the Arts. He is considered by some as an "innovator of Modern Expressionism."
African American painters
Permanent Collection, Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum