Paul Jenkins: Works on Canvas from the Nineties and Noughties


  • Paul Jenkins was born in Kansas City Missouri, in 1923 and later moved to Youngstown, Ohio.

    Drawn to New York, and on the GI Bill, he attended the Art Students League and became a student of Yasuo Kuniyoshi 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.” Jenkins was a friend and contemporary of many other notable artists including Jean Dubuffet, Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, all of whom inspired his practice. He also travelled throughout Europe including Sicily,… More


Ronchini, in conjunction with the Estate of the artist, is pleased to present our second solo exhibition of paintings by the American Abstract Expressionist painter Paul Jenkins (1923-2012).  Known for his method of pouring paint and the luminous colour of his abstractions, Paul Jenkins embodies many of the strengths of the New York School and was a contemporary of Pollock, Rothko and Motherwell.

Featuring large scale works from the nineties and noughties, this exhibition highlights the varied pallet and the multiformity of the medium of acrylic paint that Jenkins embraced since the 1960s

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