**Originally Listed At $500**
Paul Jenkins (American, 1923-2012), Earth Day, lithograph in colors, 1971. Signature in red at lower left. A stunning example of post World War II American abstraction by Paul Jenkins, one of the masters of controlled paint pouring and canvas manipulation so as to allow the paint to pool and roll across the canvas - without the use of a paintbrush - so as to achieve glorious veils of translucent and transparent colors. This composition was created for a 1971 Earth Day poster - the second Earth Day celebration. It is set in a custom white mat and painted blue and silver wood frame under glass. Size: 29.125" L x 20.75" W (74 cm x 52.7 cm); 36.25" L x 27.75" W (92.1 cm x 70.5 cm) framed
William Paul Jenkins was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, and studied at the Kansas City Art Institute. In time, the New York City art scene lured Jenkins, and he became a student of Yasuo Kuniyoshi at the Art Students League. Inspired by the "cataclysmic challenge of Pollock and the total metaphysical consumption of Mark Tobey", he soon became associated with the Abstract Expressionists/the New York School. Jenkins was also a close friend of Mark Rothko. His works have been collected by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection
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This lithograph has not been examined outside the frame but appears to be in good condition. Colors are still vivid. Signed in red at lower left. Frame, glass, and gallery paper are intact.