A child prodigy, Ivan Jenson earned international acclaim when at age nine he produced his first sculpture that was used as a poster for the Museo Nacional de Costa Rica.
At 15 he was drawn to the epicenter of the art world, New York City, where he began successfully creating and selling his bold, colorful paintings on the streets of SoHo and earned immediate praise and recognition from art critics and the public. Spotted sketching on cocktail napkins by Malcolm Forbes, founder of Forbes Magazine, he was invited to paint portraits of corporate guests aboard the famous "Highlander" yacht.
Absolut Vodka commissioned Ivan to paint an original "Absolut Jenson" painting for it's national advertising campaign which was featured in Art News and Art in America. This honor had Jenson joining the ranks of other famous artists such as Andy Warhol. Jenson's paintings have sold at Christie's Auction House.