PAUL JENKINS "PHENOMENA MOBY DICK", 1981
Paul Jenkins (1923-2012) is a major American abstract painter.
Along with artists such as Sam Francis and Jack Youngerman, Jenkins was based mostly in Paris in the 1950s, and as a result his work developed in tandem with, rather than following the New York School.
Jenkins, like the aforementioned artists, came to Paris because of the famous G.I. Bill - which covered veterans' tuition and other expenses while studying. Jenkins would settle in Paris around 1953 however over the course of the next decade he would regularly exhibit in the United States. By 1960 Jenkins had sold work to the Whitney Museum and Peggy Guggenheim. He also had a solo show at the legendary Martha Jackson Gallery.
Jenkins’ approach and certain technical elements of his creative process keep him in context with the Abstract Expressionists. Known for avoiding the paintbrush, the artist dripped paint on canvases, often manipulating paint to pool, roll, and bleed. Additionally, Jenkins worked on primed canvas, used an ivory knife (for control) and did not stain his surfaces.
"Phenomena Moby Dick", part of Jenkin's PHenomena series, was displayed in the National Gallery of Australia's 1988 exhibition, "Lasting Impressions: Lithography as Art, Part II".
This series was printed at Sword Street Press, a pre-eminent Canadian printing studio located in Toronto.
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Lithograph on Somerset rag paper
Edition of 150
Printed by Sword Street Press
Signed and numbered by the artist in pencil, lower left.
37.5”H 29.5”W (work)
48.5"H 39.25"W (framed)
Very good condition
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