Paul Jenkins was an American abstract expressionist painter who lived from 1923 to 2012. He was born in Kansas City Missouri and attended the Art Students League of New York. Jenkins worked in oil, watercolor and acrylic throughout his life and is most well known for his explorations of colors and how they react by allowing the pigments to move without the guidance and precision of a paintbrush. He rolled, pooled, and guided paint across the canvas for a resulting natural and unpredictable abstraction of colors.
A fun fact about Jenkins is that after meeting Frank Lloyd Wright through his great uncle, in true form Wright suggested Jenkins follow a career in agriculture rather than art. Luckily he didn’t listen to him.