Jenkins, Twinny

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Lucille Ethel (Morin) Perkins, Salem artist, was born on May 6, 1922. Called "Twinny" from infancy (in memory of her deceased twin), she attended St. Joseph's Grammar School and Salem High School. She married Paul Jenkins in 1947 and spent most of her life in Salem raising her three children.

Around 1967, she began a career as an artist, painting and sculpting prolifically for the next 35 years. She exhibited in galleries and public spaces in Boston and the surrounding North Shore area where her work was admired by many.

In 1994, she sent a painting entitled "The Heart of America" to President Bill Clinton. She received a thank-you note from the President and was told her painting would be part of his archives. In later years, she converted her home into an art museum. The grounds featured a sculpture garden, where some of her larger metalwork was displayed.

In 2002, she retired and moved to Rhode Island, to be close to her daughter Barbara. She passed away in 2010 after a long illness.

See Also

  • Vertical File in Salem Collection - Jenkins, Twinny
  • "Twin daughters born to Mr. and Mrs. Morin making 15 children" Salem Evening News, May 6, 1922, p.?
  • "Twinny's eggshell art takes a delicate touch" Salem Evening News, Mar. 9, 1984.
  • "Twinny Jenkins and her amazing museum" Yankee Magazine, Dec. 1988, p. 18.
  • "Artist offers to bequeath home to city" Salem Evening News, Sept. 29, 1986, p. 11
  • "Twinny Jenkins' life work goes on sale tomorrow" Salem News, May 29, 2003, p. A2
  • "Lucille E. Jenkins, Obituary" Salem News, Apr. 7, 2010, p. 9
  • Who's Who in American Art, 1995-96 (21st ed.) p.597-8