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Paul Jenkins - Composition - Original Lithograph
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Paul Jenkins - Composition - Original Lithograph 1964 Dimensions: 30 x 20 cm Edition of 200 (one of the 200 on Vélin de Rives) Mourlot Press, 1964 Paul Jenkins, American (1923 - 201...
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1960s Modern Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Large, Original, 1979, Paul Jenkins Painting
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Signed, inscribed, and dated 1979, acrylic-on-canvas painting, "Phenomena Tracking the Shore" by important American artist, Paul Jenkins, (1923-2012). The artist's highly successf...
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Vintage 1970s North American Contemporary Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

  • Large, Original, 1979, Paul Jenkins Painting
  • Large, Original, 1979, Paul Jenkins Painting
  • Large, Original, 1979, Paul Jenkins Painting
  • Large, Original, 1979, Paul Jenkins Painting
H 47.25 in. W 78.25 in. D 1.5 in.
Paul Jenkins, "Earth Day," Lithograph, 1971
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Long Island City, NY
This lithograph was created by Abstract Expressionist Paul Jenkins. Employing an unorthodox approach to paint application, Jenkins is as much identified with the process of controll...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Abstract Lithograph, 1967 by Paul Jenkins
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Long Island City, NY
This lithograph was created by Abstract Expressionist Paul Jenkins. Employing an unorthodox approach to paint application, Jenkins is as much identified with the process of controll...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Large Colorful Abstract Lithograph by Paul Jenkins
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Paul Jenkins, American (1923 - 2012) Title: Untitled Year: 1987 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 60 Size: 41 in. x 30 in. (104.14 cm x 76.2 cm)
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Five Invocations II, Lithograph by Paul Jenkins
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Paul Jenkins, American (1923 - 2012) Title: Five Invocations II Year: 1997 Medium: Lithograph on BFK Rives, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: EA XIX/XXV Paper Size: 21.5...
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

"Composition," an Original Color Lithograph by Paul Jenkins
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Composition" is an abstract lithograph in purple, red, and yellow by Paul Jenkins. 10" x 7 1/2" art 20 1/2" x 18" framed Paul Jenkins was a monumental figure of American Abstract...
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1960s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Paul Jenkins "Phenomena Bordering Orion" Watercolor on Paper, 1981
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Camden, ME
Paul Jenkins watercolor titled "Phenomena Bordering Orion" from 1981. Signed Paul Jenkins on the lower right corner with a gallery label on the reverse with the title date and dimen...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Paintings

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Acrylic

Earth Day, Colorful Abstract Lithograph by Paul Jenkins 1971
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Paul Jenkins, American (1923 - 2012) Title: Earth Day Year: 1971 Medium: Lithograph on Mourlot watermarked Wove Paper, signed in the plate and in ink lower left Size: 29 in. ...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Earth Day, Colorful Abstract Lithograph by Paul Jenkins 1971
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Paul Jenkins, American (1923 - 2012) Title: Earth Day Year: 1971 Medium: Lithograph on Mourlot watermarked Wove Paper, signed in the plate Size: 29 in. x 21.5 in. (73.66 cm x...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

"Phenomena for Druid," Paul Jenkins, Abstract Expressionist, Color Field, Paris
By Paul Jenkins
Located in New York, NY
Paul Jenkins (1923 - 2012) Phenomena for Druid, Paris, 1961 Watercolor on Arches paper 22 1/4 x 30 1/2 inches Signed, dated, and titled on the reverse Accompanied by a certificate ...
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1960s Color-Field Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Paper

1985 After Paul Jenkins 'Phenomena' Abstract Multicolor Israel Offset Lithograph
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 26.25 x 32.5 inches ( 66.675 x 82.55 cm ) Image Size: 22.75 x 32.75 inches ( 57.785 x 83.185 cm ) Framed: No Condition: B-: Good Condition, Signs of Handling and Age ...
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1980s Prints and Multiples

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Offset

Phenomena West Mantle (1968). Acrylic on canvas painting by Paul Jenkins
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Hong Kong, HK
An emblematic example of Paul Jenkins mastery. It is not by hazard that Phenomena West Mantle was chosen as the cover of the catalogue for the groundbreaking exhibition "Paul Jenkins...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Canvas

Contemporary Large Abstract Oil Painting by Nora Mendoza Paul Jenkins Style
By Nora Mendoza, Paul Jenkins
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a fantastic, abstract, oil painting on canvas, by Nora Mendoza, circa 1990. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 40" W x 60" (5') H.
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1990s American Post-Modern Contemporary Art

Phenomena Bending Wind Reed - Original Oil and Acrylic by P. Jenkins - 1978
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Roma, IT
Phenomena Bending Wind Reed is an original oil on canvas painting realized by the American artist Paul Jenkins in 1978. The piece is hand signed in the lower center, titled and date...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Oil, Acrylic

"Magnolia" - Nature Inspired Abstract Painting - Paul Jenkins
By Marina Dunbar
Located in Atlanta, GA
"Magnolia" features hues of green and grey. Framed in a natural wood frame with white mat behind UV Plexiglas. Frame size: 41 by 33 inches Marina Dunbar is inspired by the work of P...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Resin, Acrylic

Yellow, Purple, Lavender Paul Jenkins Original Lithograph
Located in Stamford, CT
Yellow, Purple, Lavender Paul Jenkins Original Lithograph signed 1972.
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Vintage 1970s American Contemporary Art

'Movement Study in Charcoal Black' - Nature inspired Abstract - Paul Jenkins
By Marina Dunbar
Located in Atlanta, GA
"Movement Study in Charcoal" features hues of grey, yellow and navy. Marina Dunbar is inspired by the work of Paul Jenkins and Morris Louis. Marina Savashynskaya Dunbar was born in...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Acrylic, Watercolor, Archival Paper

Untitled, hand-signed limited edition print
By Paul Jenkins
Located in New York, NY
Paul Jenkins, (American, 1923-2012) Untitled, Seeing Voice Welsh Heart, 1965 Hand-signed in pencil Lithograph 14 3/4" X 10" 40/265
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

  • Untitled, hand-signed limited edition print
  • Untitled, hand-signed limited edition print
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Untitled, hand-signed limited edition print
By Paul Jenkins
Located in New York, NY
Paul Jenkins, (American, 1923-2012) Untitled, Seeing Voice Welsh Heart, 1965 Hand-signed in pencil Lithograph 14 3/4" X 10" 40/265
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Stripes
By Paul Jenkins
Located in New York, NY
In this watercolor work, Paul Jenkins expertly uses watercolor to create a diagonal trail down the length of the paper. The intermixing of the colors creates random variations and in...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Expressionist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

  • Stripes
  • Stripes
  • Stripes
  • Stripes
H 42 in. W 30.25 in.
Phenomena Rainbow Rush
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A painting by Paul Jenkins. "Phenomena Rainbow Rush" is an abstract expressionist painting, acrylic on canvas by American Color Theory artist Paul Jenkins. The artwork is signed in t...
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Late 20th Century Post-War Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Untitled, hand-signed limited edition print
By Paul Jenkins
Located in New York, NY
Paul Jenkins, (American, 1923-2012) Untitled, Seeing Voice Welsh Heart, 1965 Hand-signed in penci Lithograph 14 3/4" X 10" 40/265
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Untitled, hand-signed limited edition print
By Paul Jenkins
Located in New York, NY
Paul Jenkins, (American, 1923-2012) Untitled, Seeing Voice Welsh Heart, 1965 Hand-signed in penci Lithograph 14 3/4" X 10" 40/265
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Untitled IV, Original Lithograph, Signed & Dated, 1973
By Paul Jenkins
Located in New York, NY
Paul Jenkins (July 12, 1923 – June 9, 2012) The paintings of Paul Jenkins have come to represent the spirit, vitality, and invention of post World War II American abstraction. Emplo...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Untitled, hand-signed limited edition print
By Paul Jenkins
Located in New York, NY
Paul Jenkins, (American, 1923-2012) Untitled, Seeing Voice Welsh Heart, 1965 Hand-signed in pencil Lithograph 14 3/4" X 10" 40/265
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Untitled
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A painting by Paul Jenkins. "Untitled" is an abstract expressionist painting, watercolor on paper in a color palette by Post-War American artist Paul Jenkins. It is signed in the low...
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Late 20th Century Post-War Abstract Paintings

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Watercolor

  • Untitled
  • Untitled
H 43.125 in. W 31.125 in.
Tibetan Ladder, Hand-signed limited edition print
By Paul Jenkins
Located in New York, NY
Paul Jenkins Tibetan Ladder, 1980 Hand-Signed Lithograph in colors on wove paper 41-1/2 x 29-1/2 inches (105.4 x 74.9 cm) (sheet)
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1980s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Phenomena by Return
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A painting by Paul Jenkins. "Phenomena By Return" is an abstract, acrylic on canvas painting executed in a bright palette primarily of reds, teals, blues and yellow by Post War artis...
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1960s Post-War Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

York Summer Solstice Continental Divide
By Paul Jenkins
Located in New York, NY
Paul Jenkins, (American, 1923-2012) York Summer Solstice Continental Divide, 1981 Hand-signed Lithograph 96.52 x 74.93 cm. (38 x 29.5 in.) 146/150
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1980s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Untitled (Abstract Composition), Hand-signed limited edition lithograph
By Paul Jenkins
Located in New York, NY
Paul Jenkins, (American, 1923-2012) Untitled (Abstract Composition), 1981 Hand-signed Lithograph Sheet: 37 3/4 x 29 1/4in 144/150
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1980s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Untitled
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A painting by Paul Jenkins. "Untitled" is an abstract, watercolor and ink on paper executed in a lush primarily palette with black ink printed images in the foreground by contemporar...
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1970s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink, Watercolor

  • Untitled
  • Untitled
  • Untitled
  • Untitled
H 29.75 in. W 42.75 in.
Untitled, 1974
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Oakland Hills, CA
Created in 1974, Untitled is an acrylic on canvas hand-signed by Paul Jenkins (Kansas City 1923 – New York 2012) in paint in the lower left. This is a unique and original work. Paul...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Canvas, Acrylic

Untitled
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A painting by Paul Jenkins. This Untitled, abstract, acrylic on canvas is executed in a lush and bright palette primarily of blues, reds, yellows and violets by Abstract Expressionis...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

  • Untitled
  • Untitled
  • Untitled
  • Untitled
H 71.5 in. W 128.5 in.
Phenomena Certain High Place
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Boca Raton, FL
19 x 30 in. framed 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, chan...
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20th Century Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

Untitled
By Paul Jenkins
Located in New York, NY
Frame dimensions: 37.5 x 48.5 in. Signed and numbered in pencil
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20th Century Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

  • Untitled
  • Untitled
  • Untitled
  • Untitled
H 25.5 in. W 37 in.
Phenomena As Above So Below
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Boca Raton, FL
30 x 19 inches framed 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, cha...
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20th Century Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

PHENOMENA CROSS WIND ALTERNATE
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Aventura, FL
Original painting on canvas. Hand signed, titled and dated on verso by the artist. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authenticity included. All reasonable offers wi...
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1980s Abstract Mixed Media

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Canvas, Acrylic

PHENOMENA GIVEN MERIDIAN
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Aventura, FL
Original watercolor on paper. Hand signed on front; signed, titled and dated on verso by the artist. Additional images are available upon request. Certificate of Authenticity is inc...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Paper

PASAGE
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Aventura, FL
Original watercolor on paper. Hand signed on front by the artist. Additional images are available upon request. Certificate of Authenticity is included. Please do not hesitate to as...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

  • PASAGE
  • PASAGE
  • PASAGE
  • PASAGE
H 14.5 in. W 10.5 in.
MIT International Theater - Original lithograph - Mourlot
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Paris, FR
Paul JENKINS MIT International Theater Original lithograph Printed signature in the plate Printed in Mourlot workshop c. 1980 Rare proof on Arches vellum 76 x 54 cm (c. 30 x 21 in)...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Celestial Wink
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION Paul Jenkins Celestial Wink c. 1970 Watercolor 14 5/8 x 22 1/2 in. Signed ABOUT THE WORK This work has all the elements of a great Jenkins watercolor. It has...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Watercolor

Lithograph
By Paul Jenkins
Located in New York, NY
This stunning lithograph was realized by the esteemed 20th Century artist Paul Jenkins circa 1965. It offers an energetic and ebullient abstract composition in tones of tangerine, aq...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

  • Lithograph
  • Lithograph
  • Lithograph
  • Lithograph
H 25 in. W 19.25 in. D .5 in.
Phenomenon High Vortex
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A painting by Paul Jenkins. "Phenomenon High Vortex" is an abstract expressionist painting, acrylic on canvas in a bright, multi-colored palette by Post-War artist Paul Jenkins. It i...
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Mid-20th Century Post-War Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Phenomena: Continental Shelf-Poster, New York Graphic Society
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Clinton Twp, MI
"Phenomena: Continental Shelf"-Poster featuring artwork by Paul Jenkins. Distributed by New York Graphic Society Ltd. Printed in Italy, dated 1981. The piece is in Good/Fair Conditio...
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1980s Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Phenomena Forcing A Passage At The Mark-Poster, New York Graphic Society
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Clinton Twp, MI
"Phenomena Forcing A Passage At The Mark" Poster featuring artwork by Paul Jenkins. Printed in Italy. Distributed by New York Graphic Society Ltd. dated 1981. The piece is in Good Co...
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1980s Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Phenomena: Katherine Wheel
By Paul Jenkins
Located in New York, NY
Signed, dated, and numbered Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from the printer Triton Press
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20th Century Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

PHENOMENA GRID THREE
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Aventura, FL
Original watercolor on paper. Hand signed on front; signed, titled and dated on verso by the artist. Additional images are available upon request. Certificate of Authenticity is inc...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Paper

Vintage Print Silver Gelatin Signed Photograph Paul Jenkins, Alice Baber AbEx NY
By Fred McDarrah
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
signed in ink and with photographer stamp verso and hand written title. Abstract Expressionist Artist Couple. Paul Jenkins was born in 1923 in Kansas City, Missouri, where he was ra...
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1950s American Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Paul Jenkins Large Original Phenomena Monotype Signed Modern Abstract Painting
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Bloomington, MN
Paul Jenkins 73" x 38" Authentic & Original Monotype, Professionally Custom Framed and listed with the Submit Best Offer option Accepting Offers Now: The item up for sale is a spec...
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1990s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Monotype

PAUL JENKINS Original Acrylic Painting On Canvas Signed Large Landscape Oil Art
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Bloomington, MN
Paul Jenkins Authentic and Large Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas, Professionally Custom Framed and listed with the Submit Best Offer option Accepting Offers Now: The item up fo...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

PAUL JENKINS Large Original Watercolor Painting Signed Phenomena Abstract Art
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Bloomington, MN
Artist: Paul Jenkins Title: "Phenomena Light Beacon Original" Medium: Original Watercolor Painting Year: 1979 Approx. Size: 42" x 30" Approx. Framed Size: 50" x 38" Paul Jenkins has...
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1970s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Watercolor

Paul Jenkins Original Oil Painting On Canvas Collage Signed Fashion Acrylic Art
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Bloomington, MN
Paul Jenkins Authentic and Original Oil Painting, elaborately Custom Framed and listed with SUBMIT BEST OFFER Option Accepting Offers Now: The item up for sale is a very rare and Au...
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1990s Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Phenomena- By East
By Paul Jenkins
Located in New York, NY
SELECTED COLLECTIONS Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, New York Albert and Vera List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Albertina Museum, Vienna,...
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1960s Color-Field Abstract Paintings

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Paper, Watercolor

PHENOMENA HIGH RIDE
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Watercolor on paper Unique Signed bottom left Framed size: 31.4 x 23.4 x 1.2 inches Provenance: Gertude Kasle Gallery. Detroit, Mi.
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Phenomena Otherside
By Paul Jenkins
Located in New York, NY
Archives of American Art of the Smithsonian Institution Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris Cor...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Phenomena Oracle Window
By Paul Jenkins
Located in New York, NY
Phenomena Oracle Window 1994 Watercolor on paper 29.75 x 22.5 inches (paper) 39 x 31 inches (framed) Signed lower right Signed, dated and titled, reverse PAUL JENKINS (1923-...
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1990s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

  • Phenomena Oracle Window
  • Phenomena Oracle Window
  • Phenomena Oracle Window
  • Phenomena Oracle Window
H 39 in. W 31.25 in. D 2 in.
Sri Chinmoy
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This Artist proof contains colors ranging from deep sea green to indigo and aquamarine to lemon and flame with bursts of blue and orange". Most work on the market does not show an ex...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

  • Sri Chinmoy
  • Sri Chinmoy
  • Sri Chinmoy
  • Sri Chinmoy
H 44 in. W 29.5 in. D 0.5 in.
Phenomena As Above So Below
By Paul Jenkins
Located in Boca Raton, FL
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 ...
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20th Century Abstract Paintings

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

Phenomena Star Corral
By Paul Jenkins
Located in New York, NY
Phenomena Star Corral 1982 Watercolor on Arches paper 43 x 31 inches Signed "Paul Jenkins", lower right Signed, titled, and dated, reverse PAUL JENKINS (1923-2012) Paul Je...
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1980s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

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Paul Jenkins Biography and Important Works

Born in Kansas City, the multimedia artist, poet and playwright Paul Jenkins began his studies at Kansas City Art Institute and the Art Students League in New York City. After his discharge from military service at the end of February 1946, he briefly studied playwriting with dramatist George McCalmon at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh. Thereafter, Jenkins spent four years studying with Japanese-American artist Yasuo Kuniyoshi in New York City. His first solo exhibitions were held at Studio Paul Facchetti in Paris in 1954 and the Martha Graham Gallery in New York City in 1956. Over the past 30 years, numerous retrospectives have been curated across the globe and Jenkins’s work can be found in national collections from Europe and the United States to Israel, Australia and Japan. 

The diversity of Jenkins’s work springs from a wealth of eclectic influences. Some of his earliest works included what he called "interior landscapes” influenced by ancient natural forms. Frequent student visits to the Frick Collection in New York fostered a love of the great masters, while trips to the renowned Eastern collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City evoked powerful responses to a monumental Chinese fresco of Buddha, polychrome sculptures of the enlightened Bodhisattva, the Buddhist goddess of mercy Kuan-Yin, Indian bronzes of Hindu god Shiva and statues of meditative Buddhist lohans. Serving in the US Naval Air Corps during the Second World War, Jenkins painted watercolours of Japanese Kabuki dancers and read the ancient Chinese poetic teachings of the I Ching and Lao Tse Tung’s Tao Te Ching, described by him as "masterpieces in simplicity.” Jenkins’s discovery of psychoanalyst Carl Jung’s book Psychology and Alchemy was as illuminating for his practice as were formative meetings with dancer Martha Graham, architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Abstract Expressionist painters Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and Barnett Newman. 

Concerned with colour and texture, nearness and distance as well as reality and mysticism, Jenkins’s work — considered to be part of the second wave of Abstract Expressionism — is a spiritual meditation on the nature of chance, balance, synchronicity, change and transformation. His ejection from an early art class in Kansas City for eating the still life appears instructive: "For me the pear is to be eaten and experienced, not painted.” Jenkins sought to reject the traditional Neo-Platonic approach to art as well as life in favour of a Taoist concern for the “present moment.” In this sense his paintings become spiritual reflections on the transitory present, life merely a rippled dance upon the water’s surface. Jenkins’s death in 2012 and the subsequent release of important works onto the market by his estate increased global interest in his work and they have grown in value and popularity. Jenkins’s works can be found in public and private collections worldwide.

(Biography provided by Stern Pissarro Gallery)