Jackson Pollock

American abstract expressionist painter Jackson Pollock

Paul Jackson Pollock, known as Jackson Pollock, was an influential American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was well known for his uniquely defined style of drip painting. During his lifetime, Pollock enjoyed considerable fame and notoriety. He was regarded as a mostly reclusive artist. He had a volatile personality, and struggled with alcoholism for most of his life.
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Cody, Wyoming

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ARTS | LONG ISLAND; Re-envisioning Pollock, Paint-Spattered Cowboy
NYTimes - over 6 years
Jackson Pollock, the American painter who became famous for pouring and dripping paint on canvases in the mid-20th century, has become a tourist attraction. In Springs, up the road from East Hampton Village, you can visit the house he shared with his wife, the painter Lee Krasner, which also served as the location for the 2000 film ''Pollock,'' and
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All they're cracked up to be - The Age
Google News - over 6 years
The lacy ''net'' is made by drizzling the egg mixture all over the pan, Jackson Pollock style. The list goes on. Try baked eggs in a spicy tomato-based sauce and you can serve them any time of the day, really. Nutritionally, eggs are a great source of
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Watch This: 'Halo 4' Concept Art Video - Ology
Google News - over 6 years
I have the reaction time of a sedated sloth and the accuracy of Jackson Pollock. I've played three games of Halo in my life, and each of them was a painful exercise in getting sahot, teabagged, and laughed at by my friends. So you'll have to forgive me
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Art attack: what's cool (and not-so-cool) about the AGO's abstract ... - Post City
Google News - over 6 years
4, so this is your last chance to soak up the splatter and spill of the abstract expressionist movement before the paintings return to their rightful home in New York's Museum of Modern Art. The exhibit's got some big names: Jackson Pollock,
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Conquering Crohn's - The West Australian
Google News - over 6 years
Flecked in paint and looking like a human version of a Jackson Pollock canvas, sisters Katrina Chambers and Amie Godde turned to the camera laughing and declared they were falling apart. Small wonder. At this point the NSW mums had done seven weeks of
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A question of authenticity in 'Bakersfield Mist' - Boston Globe
Google News - over 6 years
(Jeff Zinn) By Don Aucoin WELLFLEET - There comes a moment in Stephen Sachs's “Bakersfield Mist'' when a hitherto stuffy art expert works himself into a frenzy as he reenacts the convulsive process Jackson Pollock used to create his paintings,
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Richard Prince Covers Jackson Pollock at Guild Hall - Huffington Post
Google News - over 6 years
To imagine Richard Prince doing drip paintings in honor of Jackson Pollock is too linear a concept for what Prince does in Guild Hall's new exhibition, Richard Prince: Covering Pollock. The iconic abstract expressionist is pure subject for Prince's
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Borrowing from Pollock - The Sag Harbor Express
Google News - over 6 years
The show entitled, “Covering Pollock,” uses photographs of the artist Jackson Pollock as both inspiration and canvas, while expressing Prince's unique perspective on how to approach art. Prince, born in Panama in 1949, works in a multi-media format
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AJ Pierzynski sports Larry Bird mustache, makes great catch - Yahoo! Sports (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Bird's face is like one of those Jackson Pollock-esque paintings that seem random, but eventually reveal themselves to be a schooner. Eat your heart out, Bill Simmons. Enter baseball's bad boy, AJ Pierzynski(notes). Known mostly for his competitive
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ANTIQUES; 40s Propaganda Posters: Soviet Morale Boosters
NYTimes - over 6 years
During World War II, Soviet artists stenciled posters to keep up public morale. They drew scenes of Russian heroes overwhelming Nazi cowards under slogans like ''The Time for Vengeance Is Approaching'' and ''Sweep Away the Scum.'' Tass, the Soviet press agency in Moscow, produced the newsprint sheets, up to 10 feet tall, in editions of a few
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Jackson Pollock: Physicist? - Boston magazine's Boston Daily (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
The instantly recognizable works of painter Jackson Pollock can inspire a divergent response. There are those who look at the ragged mix of drips and splashes and see nothing more than an impatient artist,
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The abstract art of Jackson Pollock is a case study in complex physics - io9
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Alasdair Wilkins —The abstract expressionism pioneered by Jackson Pollock may look random, but they actually reveal a surprisingly deep knowledge of fluid dynamics and the relationship between gravity and viscosity. Turns out Pollock had a seriously
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The Arts on TV: Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet; Keith Haring; Jackson Pollock - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 6 years
... years to his role as an artist and activist. Movie: "Who the... Is Jackson Pollock?” (2006) 9:40 am Wednesday, Sundance: (PG-13) 73-year-old former trucker battles the art establishment to have a painting she bought at a thrift shop declared authentic
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Jackson Pollock, Physicist? - Science AAAS
Google News - over 6 years
Jackson Pollock (far right) seems to have utilized physics in his abstract artwork. Known as "Jack the Dripper," Jackson Pollock created his signature paintings of overlapping curls and streaks by dipping a stick or trowel into a container of paint and
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jackson Pollock
    FORTIES
  • 1956
    Age 44
    In December 1956, four months after his death, Pollock was given a memorial retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City.
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    He did not paint at all in 1956, but was making sculptures at Tony Smith’s home: constructions of wire, gauze, and plaster.
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    In 1956, Time magazine dubbed Pollock "Jack the Dripper", due to his painting style.
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  • 1955
    Age 43
    In 1955, Pollock painted Scent and Search, his last two paintings.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1951
    Age 39
    Pollock's work after 1951 was darker in color, including a collection painted in black on unprimed canvases.
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  • 1949
    Age 37
    He rocketed to fame following an August 8, 1949 four-page spread in Life magazine that asked, "Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" At the peak of his fame, Pollock abruptly abandoned the drip style.
  • 1947
    Age 35
    Pollock's most famous paintings were made during the "drip period" between 1947 and 1950.
  • 1946
    Age 34
    With Jackson Pollock, the critic Clement Greenberg saw Sobel's work there in 1946.
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  • 1945
    Age 33
    In October 1945, Pollock married the American painter Lee Krasner.
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    In 1945, he married the artist Lee Krasner, who became an important influence on his career and on his legacy.
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  • 1943
    Age 31
    Pollock signed a gallery contract with Peggy Guggenheim in July 1943.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1938
    Age 26
    Trying to deal with his established alcoholism, from 1938 through 1941 Pollock underwent Jungian psychotherapy with Dr. Joseph Henderson and later with Dr. Violet Staub de Laszlo in 1941–42.
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    From 1938 to 1942, during the Great Depression, Pollock worked for the WPA Federal Art Project.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1930
    Age 18
    In 1930, following his older brother Charles Pollock, he moved to New York City, where they both studied under Thomas Hart Benton at the Art Students League.
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  • 1928
    Age 16
    While living in Echo Park, California, he enrolled at Los Angeles' Manual Arts High School, from which he was expelled. He had already been expelled in 1928 from another high school.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1912
    Age 0
    Pollock was born in Cody, Wyoming, in 1912, the youngest of five sons.
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