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Paul Jenkins papers, circa 1915-2010

Creator:
Jenkins, Paul, 1923-2012  Search this
Subject:
Prantl, Karl  Search this
Erma, Thomas  Search this
Prince, Frank  Search this
Dusanne, Zoe  Search this
Krasner, Lee  Search this
Gilot, Fran­coise  Search this
Guggenheim, Peggy  Search this
Bluhm, Norman  Search this
Jenkins, Esther Ebenhoe  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Baber, Alice  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New York University  Search this
Martha Jackson Gallery  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Collages
Watercolors
Visitors' books
Manuscripts
Prints
Travel diaries
Sketches
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Painters  Search this
China  Search this
Dramatists  Search this
Medals  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13668
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)274646
AAA_collcode_jenkpaul2
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_274646
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Paul Aschenbach papers, 1957-1976

Creator:
Aschenbach, Paul, 1921-1994  Search this
Subject:
Campbell, Kenneth  Search this
Mizui, Jasuo  Search this
Pavia, Philip  Search this
Sartory, Barna von  Search this
Reischke, Erich  Search this
Prantl, Karl  Search this
Baumann, Herbert  Search this
Witkin, Isaac  Search this
Vermont Marble Company  Search this
Vermont International Sculpture Symposia  Search this
Vermont International Sculpture Symposia  Search this
Type:
Works of art
Photographs
Sketches
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Public sculpture  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7308
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209461
AAA_collcode_aschpaul
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209461

Prantl, Karl

Collection Creator:
Staempfli Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967-1987
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires and appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Staempfli Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Staempfli Gallery records, 1958-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Staempfli Gallery records
Staempfli Gallery records / Series 5: Inventory Records / Inventory Card File
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-staegall2-ref152

For Meditation II

Artist:
Karl Prantl, Austrian, b. Pöttsching, 1923–2010  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
10 1/16 x 7 3/4 x 5 5/8 in. (25.6 x 19.7 x 14.3 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
(1963)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.4123
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.4123

Paul Jenkins papers

Creator:
Jenkins, Paul, 1923-2012  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Martha Jackson Gallery  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New York University  Search this
Baber, Alice  Search this
Bluhm, Norman, 1921-1999  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-  Search this
Dusanne, Zoe, -1977  Search this
Erma, Thomas, 1939-1964  Search this
Gilot, Francoise, 1921-  Search this
Guggenheim, Peggy, 1898-  Search this
Jenkins, Esther Ebenhoe  Search this
Krasner, Lee, 1908-1984  Search this
Prantl, Karl  Search this
Prince, Frank  Search this
Extent:
11.1 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Travel diaries
Manuscripts
Sketches
Watercolors
Prints
Collages
Visitors' books
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Place:
China -- Description and Travel
Date:
circa 1915-2010
Summary:
The papers of abstract expressionist painter and playwright Paul Jenkins measure 11.1 linear feet and date from circa 1915 to 2010. Jenkins's career in New York and Paris is documented through biographical material, family papers, correspondence, writings, personal business records, printed material, photographs of Jenkins in his studio and at various events, and original artwork by Jenkins and others.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of abstract expressionist painter and playwright Paul Jenkins measure 11.1 linear feet and date from circa 1915 to 2010. Jenkins's career in New York and Paris is documented through biographical material, family papers, correspondence, writings, personal business records, printed material, photographs of Jenkins in his studio and at various events, and original artwork by Jenkins and others.

Biographical material and family papers consist of awards and certificates, calendars, marriage, divorce, and estate papers, and military service records. Also included are family papers and a scrapbook belonging to Jenkins's aunt, Louise Jenkins.

Correspondence, which makes up the bulk of the collection, is with family, friends, and fellow artists, including Alice Baber, Norman Bluhm, Willem de Kooning, and Lee Krasner Pollock, as well as art organizations, schools, museums, galleries, and gallery owners, such as the Art Students League of New York, New York University, Museum of Modern Art, Martha Jackson Gallery, Zoe Dusanne, and Peggy Guggenheim.

Writings includes scattered writings by Paul Jenkins, two of his travel diaries, and the guest book for an exhibition in Tokyo. Also found are a copy of Lili Krahmer Verame's China travel diary and the writings and research materials of others.

Personal business records consist of financial records, lease documents, price lists, travel documents, and papers regarding Jenkins's rental property. Also included are a file on the New York University medal designed by Jenkins and a file concerning a Karl Prantl statue.

Printed material consists of event programs, newsletters, bulletins, member reports, press releases, art exhibition announcements and catalogs, concert and theater announcements and programs, news and magazine clippings, and obituaries and memorial announcements.

Artwork contains miscellaneous sketches and collages by Paul Jenkins. Additional artworks include sketches, watercolors, and prints by other artists, as well as 8 oversize mixed media sketches by Frank Prince of Jenkins's Meditation Mandala Sundial sculptures.

Photographs of Paul Jenkins depict him in his studio, with family and friends, and at events. Photographs of family and friends include Esther Ebenhoe Jenkins, Alice Baber Jenkins, Norman Bluhm, Thomas Erma, Françoise Gilot, Matsumi "Mike," Carole, and Bunshi Paul Kanemitsu, and Frank Prince.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1915-1997 (Box 1; 9 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1930-2010 (Box 1-9, 13; 9 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1950-2003 (Box 9-10; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, circa 1944-1990 (Box 10; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1952-2010 (Box 10-11; 0.6 linear feet)

Aeries 6: Artwork, circa 1935-2007 (Box 11-12, OV 14; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 7: Photography, circa 1940-1998 (Box 12; 0.4 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Paul Jenkins (1923-2012) was an abstract expressionist painter and playwright in New York, New York, and Paris, France. Jenkins was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1923, and moved to Youngstown, Ohio as a teenager. After serving in the U.S. Maritime Service and the U.S. Naval Air Corps, Jenkins studied playwriting with George McCalmon at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University). In 1948, he moved to New York City, where he studied with Yasuo Kuniyoshi at the Art Students League of New York.

Over the course of his career, Jenkins experimented with multiple techniques, including oil on primed canvas, flowing paints, acrylics, watercolor, and mixed media collages. After traveling extensively and meeting many artists, Jenkins ultimately became associated with the Abstract Expressionists. His work gained the attention of other members of the art world and he held solo exhibitions at venues such as the Zoe Dusanne Gallery in Seattle and the Martha Jackson Gallery in New York. Jenkins' paintings were purchased by both museums and private collectors, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Peggy Guggenheim.

In addition to his painting, Jenkins continued to explore other creative endeavors. He experimented with sculpture, producing works for events and permanent displays, including the Sculptors' Symposium at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum and the Sculpture Garden of the Hofstra Museum. His plays, such as Strike the Puma, were published and performed off Broadway in New York City. Jenkins's art served as the backdrop for multiple stage productions, and in 1978, his paintings were featured in the Academy Award nominated movie An Unmarried Woman. Jenkins also collaborated on a number of book projects, including Anatomy of a Cloud, a collection of autobiographical collages and texts.

Throughout his adult life, Jenkins split most of his time between New York and Paris. He continued to create and exhibit new works until his death in New York in 2012.
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art are an interview of Paul Jenkins, August 1969, conducted by Albert Elsen, and an oral history interview, 1968, conducted by Colette Roberts.
Provenance:
The papers were donated 2007-2009 and in 2012 by Paul and Suzanne Jenkins.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. One letter from Paul Jenkins to Norman Bluhm, circa 1966, is ACCESS RESTRICTED; use requires written permission. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Paul Jenkins papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. They may be used for research, study, and scholarship. Authorization to quote or reproduce for the purposes of publication requires written permission from Suzanne Jenkins.
Occupation:
Dramatists -- France -- Paris  Search this
Dramatists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Medals -- Design  Search this
Painters -- France -- Paris  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Travel diaries
Manuscripts
Sketches
Watercolors
Prints
Collages
Visitors' books
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Paul Jenkins papers, circa 1915-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.jenkpaul2
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Paul Jenkins papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jenkpaul2

Nicola Carrino - Toshikatsu Endo - Karl Prantl : die Schenkung Defet und andere Werke im Neuen Museum / Neues Museum, Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design in Nürnberg. [Redaktion, Thomas Heyden]

Author:
Carrino, Nicola 1932-  Search this
Endō, Toshikatsu 1950-  Search this
Heyden, Thomas 1961-  Search this
Neues Museum (Nuremberg, Germany)  Search this
Subject:
Carrino, Nicola 1932-  Search this
Endō, Toshikatsu 1950-  Search this
Prantl, Karl  Search this
Physical description:
28 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2008
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_987208

Untitled, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Prantl, Karl 1923-  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by State of Vermont Vermont Department of Travel & Tourism 134 State Street Montpelier Vermont 05602
Located Vermont Interstate 89, Northbound, Springfield rest area Springfield Vermont
Date:
1968
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS VT000058
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_310407

Karl Prantl, Plastiken 1950-1981 : Frankfurter Kunstverein, Steinernes Haus am Römerberg, Frankfurt am Main, 30.10.-12.12.1981

Author:
Prantl, Karl  Search this
Frankfurter Kunstverein  Search this
Subject:
Prantl, Karl Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
185 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1981
C1981
Call number:
NB511.5.P72 A4 1981
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_652142

An elementary text-book of botany / K. Prantl ; edited by S.H. Vines ; with 275 woodcuts

Author:
Prantl, Karl Anton Eugen 1849-1893  Search this
Vines, Sydney Howard 1849-1934  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 344 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1883
1753-1900
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Call number:
QK47 .P88 1883
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_515358

Die natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien nebst ihren Gattungen und wichtigeren Arten : insbesondere den nutzpflanzen / unter mitwirkung zahlreicher hervorragender fachgelehrten begründet von A. Engler und K. Prantl; fortgesetzt von A. Engler.

Author:
Engler, Adolf 1844-1930  Search this
Prantl, Karl Anton Eugen 1849-1893  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Classification
Date:
1887
1887-
Topic:
Plants  Search this
Call number:
QK97 .E613 1887
QK97.E613 1887
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_373671

Untersuchungen zur Morphologie der Gefässkryptogamen / von K. Prantl

Author:
Prantl, Karl Anton Eugen 1849-1893  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. in 1 : ill. ; 33 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1875
1881
1875-1881
Topic:
Plant morphology  Search this
Pteridophyta  Search this
Call number:
QK641 .P89 1875
QK641.P89 1875
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_383797

Karl Prantl : Steinmeditationen : 3. Juni bis 3. Juli, 1983, Hamburger Kunsthalle

Author:
Prantl, Karl  Search this
Hamburger Kunsthalle  Search this
Subject:
Prantl, Karl Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[59] p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1983
[1983]
Call number:
N40.1.P913 H19
N40.1.P913H19
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_208408

Die natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien nebst ihren Gattungen und wichtigeren Arten insbesondere den Nutzpflanzen, unter Mitwirkung zahlreicher hervorragender fachgelehrten Begründet von A. Engler und K. Prantl

Author:
Engler, Adolf 1844-1930  Search this
Prantl, Karl Anton Eugen 1849-1893  Search this
Harms, Hermann 1870-  Search this
Mattfeld, Johannes 1895-  Search this
Physical description:
v. illus. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1924
1924-
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_238285

Meditationen : Skulpturen : [Ausstellung], Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, 27. April bis 4. Juni 1978 / Herbert Baumann, Rolf Jörres, Karl Prantl

Author:
Baumann, Herbert 1927-  Search this
Jörres, Rolf 1933-  Search this
Prantl, Karl  Search this
Württembergischer Kunstverein  Search this
Subject:
Baumann, Herbert 1927- Exhibitions  Search this
Jörres, Rolf 1933- Exhibitions  Search this
Prantl, Karl Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
77 p. : numerous ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1978
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.B341 W9
N40.1.B341W9
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_119169

Karl Prantl : Steine 1964-1976

Author:
Prantl, Karl  Search this
Subject:
Prantl, Karl  Search this
Physical description:
60 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1976
©1976
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1023028

Karl Prantl sculpture : Schlosspark Ambras, Yorkshire Sculpture Park / published by Elisabeth Thoman-Oberhofer and Peter Weiermair

Title:
Karl Prantl
Author:
Prantl, Karl  Search this
Thoman-Oberhofer, Elisabeth  Search this
Weiermair, Peter  Search this
Schlosssammlung Ambras  Search this
Subject:
Prantl, Karl  Search this
Physical description:
87 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Austria
Tyrol
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Date:
1997
C1997
20th century
Topic:
Outdoor sculpture  Search this
Sculpture, Austrian  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1023073

Karl Prantl [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Art & Artist files at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_31241

Marble Cube, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Prantl, Karl 1923-  Search this
Medium:
White marble
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Palm Beach Community College Art Department 4200 Congress Avenue West of library Lake Worth Florida 33461
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Control number:
IAS FL000392
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_324431

Meditation Stone, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Prantl, Karl 1923-  Search this
Medium:
White marble
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Palm Beach State College 4200 Congress Avenue Lake Worth Florida 33461
Located Palm Beach Community College Library Lake Worth Florida
Date:
1969
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
State of Being--Mood--Meditation  Search this
Control number:
IAS FL000573
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_329467

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