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Jackson Pollock. Jackson Pollock was an influential American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. Pollock was born in Cody,

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1 Jackson Pollock

2 Jackson Pollock was an influential American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. Pollock was born in Cody, Wyoming in 1912.

3 Jackson Pollock Grayed Rainbow 1953 The Abstract Art Movement began in the early 1940s in New York City after the end of World War II. Pollock and the abstract artists became known as the New York School of Artists.

4 Jackson Pollock Ocean Greyness 1953 Abstract Expressionist Art tries to illustrate what the artist feels. Abstract art is all about shapes and color. In abstract art there are no real life images, scenery, or objects.

5 Jackson Pollock Sand paintings, as created by Navajo Indians, were part of a healing ceremony. The artist served as a medicine man, who would use naturally colored grains of sand, and pour them by hand to create these elaborate paintings. Pollock observed a sand painting demonstration in the 1940s.

6 Jackson Pollock Untitled, Pollock was influenced by sand paintings but instead of using sand he would drip paint on his canvases. Pollock would stand over his paintings, dip his paintbrush or a stick into a pail of paint, and drip the paint on to the canvas.

7 Jackson Pollock In 1948 Time Magazine published an article about Pollock and gave him the nicknames “The Big Dripper” and “Jack the Dripper.” Pollock enjoyed considerable fame and notoriety but was a quiet and withdrawn artist who struggled with alcoholism. Why couldn’t I get a cool nickname like “El Guapo”?

8 Jackson Pollock Pollock's career was cut short on August 11, 1956, when he died in a single-car crash while driving under the influence of alcohol in his Oldsmobile convertible. One of the passengers was also killed in the accident, which occurred less than a mile from Pollock's home. Pollock was 44.

9 Jackson Pollock This painting sold for $140,000,000 (one hundred and forty million dollars) in the year Pollock's works are some of the most valuable in the world. Number 5, 1948

10 Jackson Pollock Number One, Lavender Mist, 1950

11 Jackson Pollock Blue Poles: Number 11, 1952

12 Jackson Pollock Autumn Rhythm Number 30, 1950

13 Jackson Pollock

14 Click on the link below to see Pollock at work…


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