Jenkins, Paul

Jenkins, Paul, 1923–2012, American painter, b. Kansas City, Mo., studied Kansas City Art Institute, Art Students League, New York City. After he moved to New York in the 1950s, he became a part of the abstract expressionist movement. Calling himself an abstract phenomenist, he developed a style in which he poured paint directly onto canvas, which he simultaneously manipulated, thus creating luminous veils of translucent color. His work from the 1980s on is more brightly colored and strongly textured, often employing impasto effects. He also is known for his collages, prints, and sculpture.

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