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.