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Oral history interview with Paul Jenkins, 1968

Jenkins, Paul, 1923-2012



Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 2 Sound tape reels, analog, 3 in.; 103 Pages, Transcript

Summary: An interview of Paul Jenkins conducted in 1968, by Colette Roberts, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Paul Jenkins (1923-2012) was an abstract expressionist, painter, and playwright in New York, N.Y.


This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.

Language Note

English .


Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Paul Jenkins, 1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.