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Paul Jenkins
Biography
1923
Born in a lightning storm in Kansas City, Missouri.
1943-1945
Services as a medical corpsman in the US Naval Air Corps.
1948-1952
Under the G.I. Bill, attends the Art Students League in New York, studies with Yasuo Kuniyoshi and Morris Kantor.
1953
Travels to Europe, to England, Italy, Spain and France. After a long stay in Taormina, begins to live and work in Paris.
1955
Returns to New York. From then on, shares his time between New York and Paris.
1963
Acquires his Broadway loft from Willem de Kooning where he works until December 2000.
1966
Travels to Russia.

The Ivory Knife receives the Golden Eagle Award in Venice and is shown at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
1967
Awarded the silver medal in painting during the 30th Biennial of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. His play, Strike the Puma, is produced Off-Broadway in New York.
1973
Receives an honorary Doctor of Humanities from the Lindenwood Colleges in Missouri.
1982
Receives the Humanitarian Award from the National Committee of Arts for the Handicapped [Very Special Arts].
1983
Named Commander of Arts and Letters by the Republic of France. Anatomy of a Cloud is published by Harry N. Abrams in New York.
1994
His sculpture, Meditation Mandala Sundial, is installed in the Hofstra Museum Sculpture Garden.
1996
Receives an honorary doctorate in humanities from Hofstra University.
1997
Elected to the National Academy, New York. Receives the Life Achievement Award from the Butler Institute of American Art, together with the medal of the City of Paris.
1998
Elected an honorary member of the Royal Cambrian Academy in Wales.
2000
Receives the Benjamin Clinedinst Medal from the Artists' Fellowship in New York.
2001
Travels to Kyoto.
2005
Receives the medal of the City of Lille.
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