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Title: Paul Jackson Pollock


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Paul Jackson Pollock
Painter 19121956
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Jackson Pollock
  • Born Jan. 28, 1919 in Cody, Wyoming
  • Youngest of 5 boys
  • Grew up in Arizona California
  • Follows his brother Charles to New York City in
    1930
  • Both study at the Art Students League

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  • Marries artist Lee Krasner, moves to Long Island,
    NY
  • Sets up his studio in the Barn of their home
  • Develops a new kind of painting with runny paint
    where he drips paint onto a canvas on the floor
  • Called action painting it lets him use his
    whole body, sometimes carefully dripping,
    sometimes swirling flinging paint

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Stenographic figure (1942)
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Blue (Moby Dick) (1943)
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Number 8 (1948)
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  • Used hardened brushes, sticks and turkey basters
    to drip paint onto canvases he laid on the floor
    a very different technique than any other
    painter
  • Nicknamed Jack the Dripper

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  • Stopped naming his paintings and just numbered
    them so that people would stop looking for
    literal meaning (stop trying to see a dog, or a
    person, etc.)

When I am in my painting, Im not aware of what
Im doing Jackson Pollock
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Jackson Pollock is considered an abstract
impressionist his paintings are meant to
inspire you to see what you see, not what anyone
else sees.
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  • Jackson pollock died on August 11, 1956 in a car
    accident, he was 44 years old
  • In November 2006, one of his paintings sold for
    140 million dollars, making it the worlds most
    expensive painting
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