Jackson pollock american painter jackson pollock (1912-1956) was the leading figure in abstract expressionism , a style that evolved after world war ii  and radicalized the history of american painting and modern art in general. Teri horton, a former truck driver, buys a painting at a thrift shop for $5 learning that the piece may have been painted by jackson pollock and may be worth about $50 million, she tries to have. Artwork page for 'number 14', jackson pollock, 1951 on display at tate modern by 1951, pollock had achieved considerable success with his dripped and poured abstract painting, and was widely regarded as the leading young american artist.
Jackson pollock was an american painter who was among the leading figures of twentieth century art and among the most influential artists of the art movement abstract expressionism. Paul jackson pollock was born to stella may mcclure and leroy pollock on january 28th, 1912 in cody, wyoming eleven months after birth, jackson and his family left cody and traveled further west. Jackson pollock was more than a great artist, he was a creative force of nature he changed not only the course of western art, but our very definition of art he.
Jackson pollock was born on 28th january 1912 in cody, wyoming in the united states his father, leroy pollock, was a government land surveyor and jackson used to go on surveying trips with him on these trips, they enjoyed learning about native american culture. Jackson pollock was, and is, one of the most important american artists of the 20th century his work was stunningly original and extremely influential the museum of modern art in new york has. Jackson pollock's painting number 1, 1949, is a swirl of multi-colored, spaghettied paint, dripped, flung and slung across a 5-by-8-foot canvas it's a textured work — including nails and a bee. Pollock's art was not conceptual, and whether or not any of his methods or his vision represented a breakthrough was irrelevant to how you were supposed to access and assess his art, according to his own terms. Jackson pollock enjoyed listening to music, so the title of the painting could also refer to a popular song called summertime by george gershwin some people think.
Examining the process horton undertook to try and prove pollock authenticity is mildly interesting, entirely moreso for painters, and still accessible enough for the layman to fully appreciate, but concentrating on this unusual circumstance negates the primary appeal who the f%ck is jackson pollack had going for it and deceives viewers into. Jackson pollock stone in green river cemetery, springs, new york jackson pollock (january 28, 1912 - august 11, 1956) was an american painter he became famous for painting in the abstract expressionist style. Jackson pollock and art - art is defined as the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. Jackson pollock, who passed away in 1956 at the age of 44, was a prolific artist who produced distinctive, splattered works many of his most famous canvases, like the untitled work pictured above. Jackson pollock: jackson pollock, painter who was a leading exponent of abstract expressionism and is one of the best-known american modern artists.
Paul jackson pollock was born in cody, wyoming on 28 january 1912 he was the fifth and youngest son of leroy mccoy pollock and stella mcclure pollock the family left cody when pollock was less than a year old, and he was raised in arizona and california after a series of unsuccessful farming. Like horton, pollock, too, came from a very humble background, and was a prototypical starving artist until a life magazine asked in a famous 1949 profile, is jackson pollock the greatest living painter in the united states. Jackson pollock worked with a squeegee to wipe excess paint off of one of his paintings to make them look better to him he never worked as a squeegee, which is the name of a tool commonly used to. Paul jackson pollock was born in cody, wyoming, in 1912, the fifth and youngest son of a family of irish-scottish extraction pollock was only ten months old when the.
Deemed the greatest painter alive during his lifetime, jackson pollock was an american painter who was a major artist abstract expressionist art in the 20th century pollock was expelled from two high schools during his formative years, the second one being los angeles manual arts school. Artist he was an influential artist noted for his expressionist abstract style of drip painting in 1930, he moved to new york city, new york to study at the art students league and soon was sharing his unique abstract style art with many other artists his new modern technique of working with. It's a decent little documentary about the american art world and jackson pollock - not to mention a woman who is too stupid to accept 9 million for a painting she's told is a fake by experts no.
Collection online artists jackson pollock b 1912, cody, wyoming d 1956, east hampton, new york paul jackson pollock was born on january 28, 1912, in cody. Thrill your walls now with a stunning jackson pollock print from the world's largest art gallery choose from thousands of jackson pollock artworks with the option to print on canvas, acrylic, wood or museum quality paper. It concerns a retired truck driver and thrift shop junkie and dumpster diver named teri horton who buys a painting for $5 and then learns it may be a jackson pollock, and worth about $50,000,000. Paul jackson pollock was born in cody, wyoming in 1912, and grew up throughout the southwest as his family relocated, trying to eke out a living encouraged by his mother, pollock took art classes.