Birthplace: Cody, Wyoming
Favorite mediums: Household paint on horizontal canvas
Styles/Period: Abstract expressionism, Drip Painting, Expressionism, Modern art, Action painting.
Paul Jackson Pollock also know as “Jackson Pollock” was an American painter. Was born January 28, 1912, Cody, WY and died August 11, 1956, Springs, NY. He was the first American painter celebrity. He was in magazines and did interview even had a video of him painting.
Pollock was married to Lee Krasner from 1945 to 1956. Lee Krasner was also an artist but was over shadowed by her husband. However, she played a major role in his career development. Krasner was the one to introducing him to many influential collectors, critics, and artists.
Pollock was known for paintings in Abstract expressionism, Expressionism, Modern art, Action painting. Pollock’s most famous paintings were made during the “drip period” between 1947 and 1950.
He was a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. His technique of pouring or splashing liquid household paint onto a horizontal surface, enabling him to view and paint his canvases from all angles. They said that his painting was like a dance. Pollock He is also known for taking the easel out of painting.
Pollock was a troubled person. Some historians say that he may have had a bipolar disorder and he also struggled with alcoholism. Pollock died at the age of 44 in a single-car accident driving under the influence of alcohol when his wife was away in Europe.
The accident happened less than a mile from his home, taking the lives of both Pollock and one of the passengers, Edith Metzger. The other passenger Ruth Kligman, an artist, and Pollock’s mistress, survived the accident.
” I believe in embracing “Art in All Forms”. Art is all around us, and sometimes you just need to slow down and take a closer look. Art carries many stories and has always been an integral part of human history. It is continuously evolving, changing and adapting to the world around it—Just like human beings, or any other living organism.
I created this blog to build a community to help budding and experienced artists connect, grow and create together. It’s a place where artists can learn and share information, and to keep art meaningful in there lives. Whether it’s going to a museum to observe art, tips on how to improve one’s skills, or simply answer the question, “Where do I even start?”
During my studies, I chose to hone and refine my skills through constant learning, experimentation and practice. I have over 10 years of experience, with a background in painting, sculpture, printmaking, art history and architecture. Recently, I have started to explore photography as well.
I truly believe that we are all born artists and simply forgot…it is never too late to re-start, it is never too late to remember that you are already an artist.”
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