Artist a Day:
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Jackson Pollock was The prominent figure of American Abstract Expressionism. Pollock created his best artworks, so-called "drips", between 1947 and 1950.
Mixed technique on board,
244 x 183 cm, 1950
Mural on Indian Red Ground
After those captivating years, equivalent to Picasso's "Blue Period" or van Gogh's final months in Auvers, he rejected the "drip" paintings, and his latest pictures are often plain unimpressed efforts.
Mixed technique on glass,
182.9 x 121.9 cm, 1950
He became passionately celebrated after being highlighted in a four-page spread in Life magazine on August 8, 1949.
Oil on canvas, 129.2 x 76.5 cm, 1947
Full Fathom Five
As his fame increased, some critics started calling Pollock a hoax, scam, causing even him to question his work and the importance of painting.
Oil on fiberboard, 38.3 x 52.7 cm, 1935
Jackson Pollock died in
a car crash
in the summer of 1956.
He was 44.
Oil on canvas, 127 x 91.4 cm, 1940
(Naked Man with Knife)
The car crash was caused by driving under the influence of alcohol.
Watercolor on paper,
28.4 x 26 cm, 1935
His lover, supporter, artist
Ruth Kligman, was the only survivor of the tradic accident.
Mixed technique on canvas,
244 x 121.5 cm, 1949
Number 7 (Out of the Web)
Today, Pollock paintings are estimated to be worth anywhere starting from
Oil on canvas, 114.6 x 221.3 cm, 1947
Oil on canvas, 63.9 x 56.3 cm, 1943
Composition with Pouring II
Oil on canvas, 247 x 605 cm, 1943
“Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.”
Famous Quotes by
“It doesn't matter how the paint is put on, as long as something is said.”
"Painting is no problem. The problem is what to do when you're not painting."
Oil and enamel on canvas,
221 x 300 cm, 1950
Number 1 (Lavender Mist)
Oil on canvas, 76.3 x 61.6 cm, 1946
"See You There"