Jürgen Wenzel was born in 1950 in Annaberg in the Erzgebirge (Saxony). He served an apprenticeship at the State Porcelain Manufactory in Meissen from 1967 to 1971, where he worked until 1975. This was followed in 1980 by studies at the Academy of Art in Dresden. He established a studio house in Dresden-Blasewitz where he ran a cooperative print shop. The graphics studio moved in 1992 to Burgstädtel (Saxony), where Wenzel lived and worked from 1998. He died in 2023.