The Marcus Jansen Foundation Fund opened end of 2019 and focuses on the Arts and assisting marginalized community art organizations, seeking to provide exposure to less economically advantaged. The Fund also aims to support organizations that assist Autism and mental Illness causes seeking art and or music as a way to express. The Foundation Fund is part of the Collaboratory in Fort Myers, Florida.
About the Founder, Marcus Jansen.
Bronx native artist and Fort Myers Florida resident, was discovered by Art Historian and former Museum Director of the American Vanguard Exhibitions Europe 1961, Jerome A. Donson; who introduced the 1950 American action painters such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Robert Rauschenberg and others in Europe and referred to Jansen's work as being "reminiscent of the Ash-Can School” while coining him the “innovator of modern expressionism" in his first book Modern Urban Expressionism, The Art of Marcus Antonius Jansen published in 2006.
A former US Army soldier and Desert Storm Veteran, Jansen was born in New York City in 1968 and later moved to Germany where he resided and was educated. In 1999, he returned to his native New York and started selling his paintings on Prince street and Broadway as part of the often referred to “Princestreetkings” in lower Manhattan. Over the last thirty years, Jansen transformed his life in to becoming one of “the most important American Painters of his generation,” according to two time Documenta Kassel curator and Art Historian, Prof Dr Manfred Schneckenburger.
Jansen shows his work globally and is collected in some of the most prestigious Museum Institutions around the world and is represented Internationally by one of the art worlds leading International Galleries, www.AlmineRech.com.
Marcus and his pianist wife Sabrina Jansen are the founders of the Marcus Jansen Foundation Fund.
Visit his studio page for more: www.marcusjansen.com