Paul Jenkins

Born in 1923 - United States

BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1923 in Kansas City, Paul Jenkins is an American painter.

He studied art at Kansas City Art Institute and simultaneously began to work as a ceramist at James Welson. He continued his artistic training at Art Student League, in New York.

In this context of strong artistic creations, he felt inspired by abstract expressionism but modern painters as well, like Henri Matisse, Paul Gauguin and Wassily Kandinsky.

His ceramist training strongly influenced his way of painting as the artist uses procedures, peculiar to pottery enamel as well as techniques belonging to decorative art or watercolors. His creative procedure is therefore his own. Paul Jenkins realizes abstract work. He doesn't give them life through their subject but because they are already there. For this, the painter focuses on the composition and association of colors.

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EXHIBITIONS

Paul Jenkins, rétrospective, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1971
Paul Jenkins, rétrospective, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, 1972
Paul Jenkins, œuvres majeures, Musée Picasso, Antibes, 1987
Paul Jenkins, œuvres majeures, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille, 2005
Un Art Autre autour de Michel Tapié, Christie’s Paris, 2012
Paul Jenkins, Galerie Diane de Polignac, Paris, février-mai 2014

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