Jeff Zenick

Jeff Zenick was born March 13th, 1956 in Paris, France to American parents. He has drawn and painted since he was young. He is a self taught artist without formal training. As a youth, he hitch-hiked around the United States, working as an agricultural laborer, picking oranges, cherries, strawberries. As an adult, he has worked an endless series of jobs out of labor pools, restaurants, construction labor, working as a common laborer. Currently he does his artwork full time, having quit his last dishwashing job at the age of 50, selling his art locally and in galleries across the USA.

 

“I live in Florida with my wife Paula. We manage to scrape by, She gets to knit much of the time and I spend as much as my days drawing and painting as I can. She has 2 grown sons. I don't have any kids.

 

I am 59 years old and a self taught artist. I've done a lot of drawings over the decades, sitting outside, of old buildings, ruins, of creeks, old houses, etc. People have often said to me that I should draw landmark buildings, famous places in town, But I have very little interest in that.

 

The last several years, I've been mostly drawing portraits of people from old yearbooks. Just regular people like you or me. I'll also draw groups of people. I get a sense of personality from many of the people I draw. Some of them I think about them and wonder about quite a bit.

 

For decades, I worked some of the crappiest jobs, out of labor pools, dishwashing, house painting, bread baking, etc., while doing my art. So many times I've gotten a little saved up, quit my job, done my art full time till I was broke, than had to go out and find work again.”

Deepest Waters

Deepest Waters

Pen & ink on paper 9" x 12"

Dark Eyed

Dark Eyed

Pen and ink on paper 9" x12"

Deep Into Darkness

Deep Into Darkness

Pen and ink on paper 9" x 12"

Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan

Pen and ink on paper 9" x 12"

Not So Conventional

Not So Conventional

Pen and Ink on paper 9" x 12"

Woman In Red

Woman In Red

Pen and ink on paper 9" x 12"

An Apple A Day

An Apple A Day

Pen and ink on paper 9" x 12"

Woman With Red Lips

Woman With Red Lips

Pen and Ink on paper 9" x 12"

Woman With Red Blouse

Woman With Red Blouse

Pen and ink on paper 9" x 12"

We Gave The Future

We Gave The Future

Pen and Ink on paper 9" x 12"

Unknown To Fame

Unknown To Fame

Pen and ink on paper 9" x 12"

Time Tells

Time Tells

Pen and Ink on paper 9" x 12"

True Merit

True Merit

Pen and ink on paper 9" x 12"

Time Is The Stream

Time Is The Stream

Pen and ink on paper 9" x 12"

The Little Things

The Little Things

Pen and ink on paper 9" x 12"

Stranger On This Earth

Stranger On This Earth

Pen and ink on paper 9" x 12"

Selfy One

Selfy One

Pen and ink on paper 9" x 12"

Selfy Two

Selfy Two

Pen and ink on paper 9" x12"

Red Tie

Red Tie

9" x 12" Pen and Ink on paper

Neat, Not Gaudy

Neat, Not Gaudy

Pen and ink on paper 9" x 12"

Mystery Of Sleep

Mystery Of Sleep

Pen and ink on paper 9" x 12"

Past Is A Pebble

Past Is A Pebble

Pen and ink on paper 9" x 12"

Guy With Red Tie

Guy With Red Tie

Pen and ink on paper 9" x 12"

Live Your Life

Live Your Life

Pen and ink on paper 9" x 12"

Mental Wander

Mental Wander

Pen and ink on paper 9" x 12"

Man With Red Bow Tie

Man With Red Bow Tie

Pen and ink on paper 9" x 12"

Life Is Short

Life Is Short

Pen and ink on paper 9" x 12"

Leave Me Alone

Leave Me Alone

Pen and ink on 9" x 12"

Lady In Red Dress

Lady In Red Dress

Pen and ink on 9" x 12"

Incoherent

Incoherent

Pen and ink on paper 9" x 12"

Greatest Risk

Greatest Risk

Pen and ink on paper 9" x 12"

Happiness to Wonder

Happiness to Wonder

Pen and ink on paper 9" x 12"

Happy Hooligan

Happy Hooligan

Pen and ink on paper 9" x 12"

In Solitude

In Solitude

Pen and ink on paper 9" x12"

Fakers Of Certainity

Fakers Of Certainity

Pen and ink on paper 9" x 12"

Easy Goin'

Easy Goin'

Pen and ink on paper 9" x12"

Girl In A Million

Girl In A Million

Pen and ink on paper 9" x 12"

False of  Heart

False of Heart

Pen and ink on paper 9" x 12"

Worthwhile Man

Worthwhile Man

Pen and ink on paper 9" x12"

Melancholy Girls

Melancholy Girls

Pen and ink on paper $200

Jeff Zenick In The New York Times

Jeff Zenick In The New York Times

Jeff Zenick New York Times

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