Arts Art History Artists P Pollock, Jackson
(1912-1956) American painter, affected by surrealism and also by Picasso, he moved toward a highly abstract art in order to express, rather than illustrate, feeling. His experimentations led to the development of his famous "drip" technique, in which he energetically drew or "dripped" complicated linear rhythms onto enormous canvases. He sometimes applied paint directly from the tube, and he also used aluminum paint to achieve a glittery effect. His vigorous attack on the canvas and his devotion to the very act of painting led to the term "action painting". Pollock had become a symbol of the new artistic revolt, abstract expressionism, when he was killed in an automobile accident. From

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Artcyclopedia: Jackson Pollock
Links to works by the artist in art museum sites and image archives.
The Complete Jackson Pollock
Fan site includes artwork, museum listings, and a message board.
Jackson Pollock Unauthorized
Discusses the life and death of the American artist and presents a gallery of his paintings, facts, and quotes.
Mark Harden's Artchive: Jackson Pollock
Biography, images, related books, and links.
National Gallery of Art: Jackson Pollock
In-depth study of the life and work of the artist with particular emphasis on Number 1, 1950 (Lavender Mist).
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.
Financial assistance to individual working artists of established ability through the generosity of the late Lee Krasner, one of the leading abstract expressionist painters and the widow of Jackson Pollock.
Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center
Former home and studio of the artists Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner, location, and biographies.
Terrain Gallery: True & False Ambition: The Urgent Difference
Artist and aesthetic realism consultant Dorothy Koppelman explains Jackson Pollock's torment and why his work is beautiful.
WebMuseum: Pollock, Jackson
Brief biography and some works by the artist.

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