What art movement was the painter Paul Jenkins associated with?
The American painter Paul Jenkins was associated with the American Abstract Expressionism movement. In the 1950s, Paul Jenkins worked with powdered pigments that gave his oil paintings a glazed effect, also developing a fascination for the works of Odilon Redon and Gustave Moreau. These artistic influences may explain the mysterious nature of Paul Jenkins’ works from this period. The painter Paul Jenkins was based in New York in 1958, around which time he started work on his series Eyes of the Dove. After studying Goethe’s theories on colour, Paul Jenkins began work on his Phenomena series in 1960. In these works, the artist worked by diluted oil paint to achieve watercolour-style effects, spreading the paint over the surface of the canvas with an ivory knife. Paul Jenkins began using acrylic paint as soon as it became available in the United States in the early 1960s.
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