Jackson Pollock

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Jackson Pollock

Full Fathom FiveNumber 8, 1949

Lavender MistNumber 1, 1950

Leader of the Abstract Expressionism Movement

Jackson Pollock

Name: Paul Jackson PollockBorn: January 28, 1912Died: August 11, 1956 Occupation: PainterNationality: AmericanEducation: Art Students League of New YorkRelationship: Married to Lee Krasner

The Key, 1946

Jackson Pollock was an American born painter who is identified as one of the most influential artists of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Pollock created the drip technique, and was given his nickname, "Jack the Dripper." Pollock also was known for using the splatter paint technique. He would work on huge canvases that he had to lay on the floor of his Long Island studio so he could walk around the paintings. His work hangs in some of the world's most famous museums. Pollock died at the age of 44 in an alcohol related car accident.


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