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Paul Jenkins    (American, 1923-2012)

 Paul Jenkins - Phenomena Bent Sun Chart (Paintings) h: 38 x w: 95 in / h: 96.5 x w: 241.3 cm
Paul Jenkins
Phenomena Bent Sun Chart 1979
 
 Paul Jenkins - Phenomena Dynasty Gesture (Paintings) h: 60 x w: 111 in / h: 152.4 x w: 281.9 cm
Paul Jenkins
Phenomena Dynasty Gesture 1970
 
 Paul Jenkins - Untitled 1 (Zig Zag) (Prints and Multiples) h: 35.5 x w: 25.5 in / h: 90.2 x w: 64.8 cm
Paul Jenkins
Untitled 1 (Zig Zag) 1983
 
 Paul Jenkins - Untitled 2 (Prints and Multiples) h: 41 x w: 30 in / h: 104.1 x w: 76.2 cm
Paul Jenkins
Untitled 2 1987
 
  

Biografie
1923 Born in Kansas City, MO
1943 - 1945 Served as a medical corpsman in the US Naval Air Corps
1948 - 1952 Attended the Art Students League in New York, NY
1953 Travelled to Europe (England, Italy, Spain and France)
1953 - 1954 Lived and worked in Paris, France
1955 Returned to New York, NY
1963 Acquired his Broadway loft from Willem de Kooning where he worked until December 2000
1964 Filming of The Ivory Knife: Paul Jenkins at Work, produced by Martha Jackson
1967 Awarded the silver medal in painting during the 30th Biennial of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC
1977 Began to work for several months in the Caribbean
1980 Named Officer of Arts and Letters by the Republic of France
1982 Recipient, the Humanitarian Award from the National Committee of Arts for the Handicapped [Very Special Arts]
1983 Named Commander of Arts and Letters by the Republic of France
1987 His dance-drama,Shaman to the Prism Seen, with his painted decors is presented at the Paris Opera, Paris, France
1996 Recipient, honorary doctorate in humanities from Hofstra University, Long Island, NY
1997 Elected to the National Academy, New York, NY
Received the Life Achievement Award from the Butler Institute of American Art, together with the medal of the City of Paris, France
1998 Elected an honorary member of the Royal Cambrian Academy in Wales, UK
2000 Received the Benjamin Clinedinst Medal from the Artists' Fellowship in New York, NY
2012 Dies on June 9th, in New York, after a short illness.
Lives and works in New York, NY

Ausstellungen
2012 Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, USA (solo)
2012 Local Color. The San Jose Museum of Art, California, USA
2012 Abstract Expressionism: Then and Now. Flint Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA
2012 Un Art Autre? Artistes Autour de Michel Tapié, Une Exposition. Christie's, Paris, France
2011 Fragments 1915-2011: Modern and Contemporary Collage. ACA Galleries, New York, USA
2011 Colour Moves Surface. Lorenzelli Arte, Milan, Italy
2011 American Masterworks: 150 Years of American Painting from the Butler Institute of American Art. Vero Beach Museum, Florida, USA
2011 The Armory Show. D. Wigmore Fine Art, New York, Pier 92, USA
2011 Gloria F. Ross: Rebirth of Modern Tapestry. Jane Kahan Gallery, New York, USA
2011 The Redfern Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2010 Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, USA (solo)
2010 Galleria Civica Ezio Mariani di Seregno, Italy (solo)
2010 Into the Void: Abstract Art, 1948-2008. Tucson Museum of Art, USA
2010 Modern Drawings: Tracing 100 Years. Academy Art Museum, Easton, USA
2010 Hidden in Plain Sight: Art Treasure from Regional Collections. Erie Art Museum, USA
2010 Under Each Other’s Spell: Gutai and New York. UB Art Galleries, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
2010 Action Painting in the Chrysler. Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, USA
2010 Paul Jenkins in the 1960s and 1970s: Space, Color and Light, University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY (solo)
2010 Palazzo Pacchiani, Prato.(solo)
2010 Galleria Open Art, Prato.(solo)
2009 D. Wigmore Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Jacksonville, FL (solo)
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, New York, NY (solo)
Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA (solo)
2008 Modern Prints - Klassische Moderne bis Pop Art, Galerie Proarta, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2007 Shining Spirit: Westheimer Family Collection, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK (solo)
"Modern(ist) Love - The Dorothy Lincoln-Smith and Harvey K. Smith Collection", Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art - SMoCA, Phoenix, AZ (solo)
2007 Galleria Open Art, Cornice Art Fair, Venice.(solo)
2006 Water and Color, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR (solo)
2005 Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille, France (solo)
Redfern Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA (solo)
Galerie Proarta, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2005 Galleria Open Art, Prato.(solo)
2004 Museo Civico, Assessorato alla Cultura di Pizzighettone, Pizzighettone, Italy (solo)
Redfern Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2003 Harmon-Meek Gallery, Naples, FL (solo)
Redfern Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2001 Galerie Proarta, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Centre d'Art Contemporain, Saumur, France (solo)
2000 The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH (solo)
Basilica Palladiana, Vicenza, Italy (solo)
Joseph Rickards Gallery, New York, NY(solo)
Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, FL(solo)
1999 Hofstra Museum, Hempstead, NY (solo)
Joseph Rickards Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Galerie Wild, Frankfurt, Germany (solo)
Galerie Patrice Trigano, Paris, France (solo)
1997 The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH (solo)
Galerie Georges Fall, Paris, France (solo)
Galerie Proarta, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
1994 Gallery Art Point, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Pasquale Iannetti Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1992 Roswitha Haftmann Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Atelier Franck Bordas, Basel Art Fair, Switzerland and Paris, France (solo)
Associated American Artists, New York, NY (solo)
Galerie Iris Wazzau, Davos, Switzerland (solo)
1990 Castello Doria, Portovenere, Italy(solo)
Galerie Patrice Trigano, Paris, France (solo)
Gallery Art Point, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1988 Samuel Stein Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
Galerie Patrice Trigano, Paris, France (solo)
Gimpel Weitzenhoffer Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Galerie Régis Dorval, Le Touquet, France (solo)
Gana Gallery, Seoul, South Corea (solo)
Galleria La Loggia, Bologna, Italy (solo)
1986 Gimpel Fils, London, UK (solo)
MR Galleria d'Arte Contemporaneo, Rome, Italy (solo)
Galerie Michel Delorme, Paris, France (solo)
Roswitha Haftmann, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Gallery Art Point, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH (solo)
Focus Gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland (solo)
Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1984 Carone Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL (solo)
1981 Retrospective, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA (solo)
Carone Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL (solo)
Samuel Stein Gallery, Chicago, IL
Maison Internationale du Théâtre du Rond-Point, Paris, France (solo)
Gimpel Weitzenhoffer Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1978 Gimpel Weitzenhoffer Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Samuel Stein Gallery, Chicago, IL
Elaine Horwitch Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (solo)
Balcon des Arts, Paris, France (solo)
1976 Samuel Stein Gallery, Chicago, IL
Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
Galerie Karl Flinker, Paris, France (solo)
Gimpel Weitzenhoffer Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington, DC (solo)
1974 Retrospective, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Charleroi, Charleroi, France (solo)
Baukunst, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Gimpel Weitzenhoffer Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Gimpel Fils Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Fort Lauderdale Museum of the Arts, Fort Lauderdale, FL (solo)
1972 Retrospective, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Gimpel Fils Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Abrams Original Editions, New York, NY (solo)
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (solo)
1968 Galerie Daniel Gervis, Paris, France (solo)
Gallery Moos, Ltd., Toronto, Canada (solo)
Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1964 Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Court Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo)
Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
"Retrospective", Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover, Germany (solo)
1962 Galerie Lienhard, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Galerie Karl Flinker, Paris, France (solo)
Esther Robles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Galleria Toninelli, Milan, Italy (solo)
Galleria Odyssia, Rome, Italy (solo)
Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany (solo)
1959 Galerie Stadler, Paris, France (solo)
1956 Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1954 Studio Paul Facchetti, Paris, France (solo)
Selected Public Collections:

Literatur
2010 Paul Jenkins: On the Rim of Time. Prato, Galleria Open Art, 2010 (catalogue).
2009 Olsen, Sandra H. Paul Jenkins in the 1960s and 1970s: Space Color and Light. New York: D. Wigmore Fine Art, 2009 (catalogue)
2007 Paul Jenkins:Recent Paintings. London, UK: Redfern Gallery, 2007 (catalogue)
Harrison, Helen A. Paul Jenkins in the Fifties: Space Color and Light. New York: D. Wigmore Fine Art, 2007 (catalogue)
2006 Selz, Peter. Paul Jenkins: the 70s. Mill Valley, CA: Robert Green Fine Arts, 2006 (catalogue)
2005 Minturn, Kent. Paul Jenkins: Paintings1954-1960. London, UK: Redfern Gallery, 2005 (catalogue)
Œuvres Majeures. Lille: Fondation Demeures du Nord, 2005 (catalogue)
2005 Paul Jenkins: Inner Cosmologies. Prato, Galleria Open Art, 2005 (catalogue)
1994 Trapp, Frank Anderson. L'Eau et la couleur, Water and Color. Angers, France: PACA, 1994 (catalogue)
1991 Bonafoux, Pascal. Conjunctions and annexes. Paris, France: Editions Galilée, 1991
1988 Verdet, André. Euphories de la couleur. New York, St-Paul-de-Vence: Imago Terrae, 1988
1973 Elsen, Albert E. Paul Jenkins (monograph). New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1973
1971 Nordland, Gerald. Paul Jenkins. New York: Universe Books, 1971 (catalogue)
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