Dan Jensen: Realism in Action
Dan Jensen is an accomplished painter and active participant in the Naples Art education program. After nearly a lifetime of painting, he regularly takes classes. Jensen was born and raised in Chicago where his family has a metal finishing business. He left Chicago for college and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Denver in Colorado. After graduation he returned to Chicago where he worked in the family business for 19 years before leaving the business to pursue a creative life combining his metal knowledge and art background. His work received acclaim in a number of nationally recognized furniture competitions. Jensen continued his art studies at the University of the Americas Mexico City and the Art Institute of Chicago. At Naples Art he has received numerous awards for his work. Most recently, he was awarded second place in the Telling a Story: Narrative Art exhibition for his painting Lone Ranger Crossing the Alps. Jensen is a member of the Art Club of Chicago where he participates in exhibitions each summer. His work has also been exhibited at the Salmagundi Club in New York.