Jackson Pollock Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Jackson Pollock (Jack the Dripper, Paul Jackson Pollock)

Last Updated: 05 Jan, 2024 | Views: 393

Age: 44

Profession: Painter

Other Profession(s): Artist, Drawer

Famous For: Abstract Expressionist Painter, The Deep (1953)

Higher Education: Art Students League of New York

Jackson Pollock Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
28 Jan, 1912 (44 Years 06 Months 14 Days)
Birth Country
United States
Birth State/Province
Wyoming
Birth District
Cody
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Religion
Atheist
Nationalities
American
Died on
11 Aug, 1956
Cause of Death
Car Crash

Jackson Pollock Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Paul Jackson Pollock was a painter from the United States and a significant representative of the abstract expressionist movement. He gained notoriety for his "drip technique," which he used to paint his canvases from all sides by sprinkling or to pour liquid home paint over a horizontal surface. Since he covered the full canvas and painted with his entire body, frequently in a frantic dance, it was also known as an all-over and action painting. The critics of this extreme kind of abstraction were divided: some admired the spontaneity of the production, while others mocked the random results. In 2016, a private buyer claimed to have paid US$200 million for Pollock's painting Number 17A.

Career:

In 1936: During a workshop with Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros in New York City, Pollock was introduced to liquid paint.

In 1940: He used paint pouring on canvasax for Male and Female and Composition with Pouring I, among other techniques.

In 1943: An agreement was signed between Pollock and Peggy Guggenheim Gallery.

In 1951: He painted several collections on unprimed canvas that were darker in color.

In 1955: The last two paintings Pollock painted were Scent and Search.

Notable Works:

•    In 1942: Men and Women Art Museum of Philadelphia.

•    In 1943: She-Wolf Museum of Contemporary Art.

•    In 1948: Composition by the New Orleans Museum of Art, Black, White, Blue, and Red on White.

•    In 1952: Number 12, 1952, from the Empire State Plaza Art Collection by Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller.

Unknown Facts:

•    Pollock had a poor school record. In 1930, he and his brother relocated to New York after being expelled from two high schools.

•    Pollock spent a few months in a psychiatric care unit following a nervous breakdown in the summer of 1938.

Jackson Pollock Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height:(Approx.)
In Centimeters 170 cm
In Meters 1.70 m
In Feet & Inches 5'7"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 70 kg
In Pounds 154 Ibs
Eye Color
Black
Hair Colour
Black

Jackson Pollock Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
LeRoy Pollock
Mother's Name
Stella May Pollock
Spouse
Lee Krasner
Brother(s)
Charles Pollock
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