Paul Jenkins, 1923 – 2012

 

We are sorry to report the death of  Tyler Collection artist, Paul Jenkins, who passed away on June 9 at the age of 88. Jenkins was a celebrated Abstract Expressionist painter of the New York School, whose experiments with pouring, dripping, splashing and pooling paint directly onto canvas translated well into print and papermaking at Tyler’s Bedford Village workshop.

Between 1979 and 1980, Jenkins created several prints with Tyler. These images from our candid photography collection show the spontaneous way in which the artist typically worked. In the parking lot of the workshop, he used buckets and garbage cans to splash dye onto handmade sheets of paper for his West winds series. Inks and pigments were poured and spread directly from their containers, creating vibrant rivulets of colour.

You can read more about Jenkins’ life and work here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/jun/21/paul-jenkins

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/18/arts/design/paul-jenkins-abstract-expressionist-painter-dies-at-88.html

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