Paul Jenkins

American, b. 1923, Kansas City, Missouri; d. 2012, New York, New York
Paul Jenkins


Paul Jenkins’ art is characterized by a pouring technique that carefully balances chance and calculation to emphasize the fluidity of paint. Jenkins secures his canvas to control the angle of the poured paint, one color at a time, while pressing the back of the canvas to manage the flow of the pigment. Unlike most Abstract Expressionists, Jenkins titles his works with “Phenomena” followed by a term or word that represents his interpretation of the piece. In Phenomena: Mistral Veil, the winged element of the artwork represents a cold, northern Mediterranean wind, otherwise known as a mistral.

Phenomena: Mistral Veil


Paul Jenkins, Phenomena: Mistral Veil


Title: Phenomena: Mistral Veil
Date: 1970
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 120 x 96 inches
Accession Number: P70.3.3
Location: North Concourse










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