Jeff Hein was born in 1974 in
New Windsor, NY.
Despite knowing early that he was interested in art, he had little
exposure to it as a youth. His education was limited to numerous
drawings of his childhood teachers on his schoolbook covers and
on backs of handouts. After only one year of schooling, Hein
left to serve a 2 year mission for his church. His missionary
work ended prematurely when he was diagnosed with cancer. He
battled for about a year and a half before he could return to
normal life. After that I dated my wife for
about six months in New York while I got ready for school and
to come out here to do who knows what. I knew I wanted to do
art; but I had no money so it was kind of, what next? So I got
married and moved out here Hein says of his move to Salt
Lake City, UT.
Jeff believes his life experiences
have helped him to reach his goals as an artist and have inspired
much of his work. He completed his study at the University of
Utah in 2002, and has been painting professionally and teaching
ever since. Hein has been invited to participate in a variety
of international shows and has been written up in numerous newspapers
and national magazines. It is very rare for an artist to have
both great talent and meaningful content at such an early stage
in his promising career.
In 2007 he opened the Hein Academy,
a small atelier inspired school devoted to academic training.
Jeff currently lives and works in Salt Lake City with his wife
and three children. He is devoted to continual growth as an artist
and when not spending time with family he works in his downtown
studio where he divides his time between painting, teaching,
drawing, sculpting, and filmmaking.
Humanity today is one with,
enhanced through, and distorted by innovation and I have embraced
modernism and classicism in order to capture this complete modern
picture. My goal is also to show the relevance of both classical
and abstract art in the modern world by creating work that clearly
demonstrates a harmony between them. - Jeff Hein
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