Jeffrey Hein was born Nov. 13, 1974 in New Windsor, New York. 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. In 1992, Jeff took his first drawing classes at Ricks College, ID. After only one year of schooling, Jeff took three years off from his art studies to save for and then serve a 2 year mission for his church. After about 21 months of service, he was diagnosed with cancer and set out on a several years of treatment and recovery. Jeff believes his life experiences have helped him to reach his goals as an artist and have inspired much of his work. After marrying his wife Jennifer, Hein resumed study at the University of Utah from 1998-2002. He has been painting professionally since 2002.
Jeff shows his work world wide through Wendt Galley and has been invited to participate in a variety of international shows including the US Artist Show in Philadelphia, the Bridge Art Fair, London and the New York Armory Show. He has been written up in numerous newspapers and national magazines, such as “Arts and Antiques”, “American art collector”, “Southwest Art”, and in a 2005 complimentary review by the Italian art critic John Spike.
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 is working in his downtown studio where he divides his work time between painting, drawing, sculpting, and filmmaking. Jeffrey has also taught painting and drawing privately since 2002 and has become in high demand. In January 2007 he officially opened the Hein Academy of Art, a small atelier inspired school devoted to academic training.