Who is Jackson Pollock?

  • (noun): United States artist famous for painting with a drip technique; a leader of abstract expressionism in America (1912-1956).
    Synonyms: Pollock

Jackson Pollock

Paul Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956), 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.

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John D. Graham - Artistic Career
... Sonnabend who was then married to Leo Castelli Graham was a mentor figure to artists such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Arshile Gorky and also became a mentor to ... In 1942 he curated a group show at the McMillan Gallery that exhibited work by Jackson Pollock (it was his first New York exhibition), Willem de Kooning, Lee Krasner and Stuart Davis ... In particular Graham was a notable influence on Arshile Gorky, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, David Smith, Dorothy Dehner, and Mark Rothko ...
Jackson Pollock - Influence
... Pollock's staining into raw canvas was adapted by Color Field painters Helen Frankenthaler and Morris Louis ... Serra, Eva Hesse and many contemporary artists have retained Pollock’s emphasis on the process of creation and were influenced by his approach to making art, rather than by the ...
Abstract Expressionism - History - World War II and The Post-War Period - Pollock and Abstract Influences
... During the late 1940s Jackson Pollock's radical approach to painting revolutionized the potential for all Contemporary art that followed him ... To some extent, Pollock realized that the journey toward making a work of art was as important as the work of art itself ... sand paintings, surrealism, Jungian analysis, and Mexican mural art, Pollock redefined what it was to produce art ...
Late Modernism - Radical Movements in Modern Art - Jackson Pollock, Abstract Expressionism
... During the late 1940s Pollock's radical approach to painting revolutionized the potential for all contemporary art that followed him ... To some extent Pollock realized that the journey toward making a work of art was as important as the work of art itself ... sculpture near the turn of the century via Cubism and constructed sculpture, Pollock redefined the way art gets made at the mid-century point ...
Hans Namuth - Jackson Pollock
... Hans Namuth was not initially interested in the work of Jackson Pollock, but was convinced by his teacher Alexey Brodovitch that Pollock was an important painter ... In July 1950, Namuth approached Pollock and asked to photograph the artist working in his studio ... Pollock agreed, encouraged by his wife, Lee Krasner, who was aware of the importance of media coverage ...

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    The method of painting is the natural growth out of a need. I want to express my feelings rather than illustrate them. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement.... I can control the flow of paint: there is no accident, just as there is no beginning and no end.
    Jackson Pollock (1912–1956)

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