Untitled

Signature: Signed

Publisher: Chiron Press

from the estate of Michael Knigin, owner of Chiron Press, Jenkins' printer

About Paul Jenkins

An important figure in the New York School, Paul Jenkins contributed to the development of abstract expressionism in New York and abroad with his intuitive, chance-based approach to painting. Working first with oil paints and later acrylic, Jenkins poured paint directly on the canvas, allowing it to drip, bleed, and pool, as well as manipulating it with an ivory knife. Jenkins’s diaphanous streaks and gentle, fluid fields of color positioned him as an important figure in abstract expressionism, and he often exhibited in the same venues as Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning—artists who shared his instinctual working method. “I try to paint like a crapshooter throwing dice, utilizing past experience and my knowledge of the odds. It’s a big gamble, and that’s why I love it,” the artist once said.

American, 1923-2012, Kansas City, Missouri

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
"Un Art Autre" : l'Aventure de Michel Tapié., Galerie F. Hessler, Luxembourg
2016
Paul Jenkins, Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert
2016
Group Show of Editions, Nicholas Gallery, Belfast
2015
Group Show, Nicholas Gallery, Belfast
2015
Paintings by Paul Jenkins, Nicholas Gallery, Belfast

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Paul Jenkins, Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert
2015
Paintings by Paul Jenkins, Nicholas Gallery, Belfast

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
"Un Art Autre" : l'Aventure de Michel Tapié., Galerie F. Hessler, Luxembourg
2016
Group Show of Editions, Nicholas Gallery, Belfast
2015
Group Show, Nicholas Gallery, Belfast
2015
Modern Summer: AbEx+, Jenn Singer Gallery, New York
2015
Mixed Media, Robert Fontaine Gallery
2015
Forms & Faces, Robert Fontaine Gallery
2015
American Painters in Paris, Galerie Diane de Polignac & Chazournes
2014
Summer Pill, Robert Fontaine Gallery
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