(1903 - 1981)
Alfred Julio Jensen was active/lived in New York, California, New Jersey / Guatemala. Alfred Jensen is known for minimal, pop word play, collage, mural.
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Biography Alfred Jensen
Abstractionist Alfred Julio Jensen used rich color and thick paint in
geometric designs that ranged from suggestions of symbolism and
abstract-expressionism to minimalism.
He was born in 1903 in
Guatemala City of Danish, German and Polish heritage. Before
eventually graduating from the Fine Arts School in San Diego, Jensen
had experienced various travels and vocations. From seven to fourteen
years of age, he studied in Denmark, then went to sea, later farming in
Jensen was one of those fortunate artists who found a
wealthy patron, thus relieving him of the necessity of earning a
living. He met Saidie May in Munich, Germany, where he had gone,
after San Diego, to study the traditional drawing s
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