Robert Fontaine Gallery

Paul Jenkins

(American, 1923–2012)

phenomena high ride by paul jenkins

Paul Jenkins

Phenomena High Ride, 1964

Price on Request



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 - 1954
Lived and worked in Paris, France
Travelled to Europe (England, Italy, Spain and France)
Returned to New York, NY
Acquired his Broadway loft from Willem de Kooning where he worked until December 2000
Filming of The Ivory Knife: Paul Jenkins at Work, produced by Martha Jackson
Awarded the silver medal in painting during the 30th Biennial of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC
Began to work for several months in the Caribbean


Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, USA (solo)
Local Color. The San Jose Museum of Art, California, USA
Abstract Expressionism: Then and Now. Flint Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA
Un Art Autre? Artistes Autour de Michel Tapié, Une Exposition. Christie's, Paris, France
Fragments 1915-2011: Modern and Contemporary Collage. ACA Galleries, New York, USA
Colour Moves Surface. Lorenzelli Arte, Milan, Italy
American Masterworks: 150 Years of American Painting from the Butler Institute of American Art. Vero Beach Museum, Florida, USA
The Armory Show. D. Wigmore Fine Art, New York, Pier 92, USA
Gloria F. Ross: Rebirth of Modern Tapestry. Jane Kahan Gallery, New York, USA
The Redfern Gallery, London, UK (solo)

Public Collections

National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Japan
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
The Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, PA
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY


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