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Monday, June 10, 2013

Paul Jackson Pollock (American, 1912-1956)


Paul 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 unique style of drip painting. During his lifetime, Pollock enjoyed considerable fame and notoriety, a major artist of his generation. Regarded as reclusive, he had a volatile personality, and struggled with alcoholism for most of his life. In 1945, he married the artist Lee Krasner, who became an important influence on his career and on his legacy. Pollock died at the age of 44 in an alcohol-related, single-car accident; he was driving. In December 1956, several months after his death, Pollock was given a memorial retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art  in New York City. A larger, more comprehensive exhibition of his work was held there in 1967. In 1998 and 1999, his work was honored with large-scale retrospective exhibitions at MoMA and at The Tate in London. In 2000, Pollock was the subject of the film Pollock, directed by and starring Ed Harris, which won an Academy Award.
The tea-cup, 1946
The moon woman, 1942
Easter totem, 1953
 Male and female, 1942
Shimmering substance, 1946
Full fathom five, 1947
Eyes in the heat, 1946
Blue Moby Dick, 1943
Lavender Mist- Number 1, 1950
Number 8 Detail,  1949
The key, 1946
Fractal
Mural
The she-wolf, 1943
Stenographic
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Fathom
Cathedral, 1947
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Paul Jackson Pollock

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