Marcus Jansen was born in Manhattan, New York in 1968. He attended the Berufsfachschule für Gestaltung in Mönchengladbach, Germany before joining the US Armed Forces in 1989.
Jansen was included in the 12th International Biennial Print and Drawing in Taichung, Taiwan and the 8th International Biennale of Modern Art “Dialogues” in St. Petersburg, Russia. His work has been published and noted in publications such as the New York Times, Boston Globe, Kuwait Times, Forbes, Art Pulse, Art News, Art + Auction and Art in America Magazine. Jansen is included in Who’s Who in American Art and Who’s Who in International Art.
Samples of his work can be found in permanent collections at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, the New Britain Museum of American Art and the Smithsonian Institution. His commissions include paintings for Warner Bothers Hollywood, Ford Motor Company and work in support of FIFA World Cup TM 2010 South Africa.