Paul Jenkins American, 1923-2012
The paintings of Paul Jenkins have come to represent the spirit, vitality, and invention of post World War II American abstraction. Employing an unorthodox approach to paint application, Jenkins is as much identified with the process of controlled paint-pouring and canvas manipulation as with the gem-like veils of transparent and translucent color which have characterized his work since the late 1950s. Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri in 1923, Jenkins later moved to Youngtown, Ohio. Drawn to New York, he became a student of Yasuo Kuniyoshi at the Art Students League and ultimately became associated with the Abstract Expressionists, inspired in part by the cataclysmic challenge of Pollock and the total metaphysical consumption of Mark Tobey." An ongoing interest in Eastern religions and philosophy, the study of the I Ching, along with the writings of Carl Gustav Jung prompted Jenkins' turn toward inward reflection and mysticism which have dominated his aesthetic as well as his life.
- Dr. Louis A Zona, Director
The Butler Institute of American Art
Market Art & DesignThe Hamptons August 12 - 15, 2021Jerald Melberg Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in Market Art + Design The Hamptons, the East End's premier and longest-running art and design fair. The fair will take place at the Bridgehampton Museum Thursday, August 12 – Sunday, August 15. We will be exhibiting works by Romare Bearden, Katherine Boxall, Chuck Close, Lee Hall, Paul Jenkins, Wolf Kahn, Robert Motherwell, Brian Rutenberg and Esteban Vicente. Please visit Market Art & Design for ticket and visitor information. We look forward to seeing you in Bridgehampton!