American painter Paul Jackson Pollock, who lived between 1912-1956, became an important figure of the abstract expressionist movement by revolutionizing the modern art world with his unique abstract painting techniques.
While the family lived in Los Angeles, Pollock enrolled at Manual Arts High School, where he discovered his passion for the arts. He was expelled twice before leaving school for his creative pursuits.
Jackson Pollock Style, Abstract Painting Technique
In 1930, at the age of 18, Pollock moved to New York to live with his brother Charles. He soon began studying in the Art Students League with Charles' art teacher, painter Thomas Hart Benton.
Pollock was widely noticed for using the technique of dripping household liquid paint onto a horizontal surface, allowing him to view and paint his canvases from all angles. It was also called All-over painting (representing the non-differentiated rendering of a painting's surface) and "action painting" (a style of painting in which paint is dripped spontaneously onto the canvas) because it covers the entire canvas and uses the strength of his entire body to paint, often in a frenzied dance style.
Pollock was respected among his contemporaries for his deeply personal and uncompromising devotion to painting, and for this reason his work had a tremendous influence on them.
Jackson Pollock Life, Maturity
During the 1929 world economic depression, Pollock, who was suffering from economic difficulties like many artists, found a job with President Franklin D. Roosevelt's mural section of PWA, with a program called the Public Works Art Project, which aimed to stimulate the economy. But despite being busy with work, Pollock could not quit drinking. In 1937, he began receiving psychiatric treatment for alcoholism from a Jungian analyst who increased his interest in symbolism and Native American art. In 1939, Pollock discovered Pablo Picasso's exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art. Picasso's artistic experiences encouraged Pollock to push the boundaries of his own work.
Painter Pete Norman commented that Pollock's art was probably the most original American art he had ever seen, and the Guggenheim Foundation awarded Pollock a contract.
In 1941, Pollock met Lee Krasner, a Jewish contemporary artist and a well-established painter in her own right, at a party. He later visited Pollock in his studio and was impressed with his art. They married in October 1945, and with the help of a loan from the Guggenheim foundation, he purchased a farmhouse in the Springs area of East Hampton on Long Island. The Guggenheim foundation gave Pollock a salary for his work. Pollock was happy to be back in a country surrounded by nature, which has had a huge impact on his projects. His new surroundings and supportive wife energized him. In 1946 they converted their barn into a private studio, where he continued to develop the "drip" technique, where paint literally flowed from his tools and onto the canvases he typically laid on the floor. Pollock's most famous paintings were made during this drip technique period between 1947 and 1950.
Jackson Pollock Famous Works, Paintings
Pollock, who died at the age of 44 in a car accident on August 11, 1956, went back; Going West (1935), Keepers of Secrets (1943), The Wall (1943), Five Fathoms (1847), Autumn Rhythm (1950), Blue Poles (1952), Deep (1953) and many more.
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