Jackson Pollock was an American painter born on 28 January 1912 in Cody, Wyoming. Pollock began his artistic education at the Manual Arts High School and furthered at the Art Students League under Thomas Hart Benton. Working as a custodian at the Museum of Non-Objective Painting, he met Peggy Guggenheim, who encouraged him to exhibit at her gallery.
Alcoholism, a habit of the artist, constantly threatened his development despite holding successful exhibitions solo and in groups. His productivity declined in his later years. Without any gallery representing him, he painted less and less. On 11 August 1956, Pollock died in a car accident.
What was Jackson Pollock Known For?
Jackson Pollock was known for painting artworks that expressed his imagination and described the unconscious. Pollock transitioned from his early realist painting style in the 1930s when he discovered Surrealism. He is famously remembered for inventing the drip technique of applying oil paints. Subjects of his artworks varied from historical motifs to everyday objects.
Who was Jackson Pollock Influenced By?
Jose Clemente Orozco, Joan Miro, and Pablo Picasso influenced the subject matter and motifs in Pollock’s Surrealist paintings. While being treated for alcoholism, Pollock’s analyst encouraged him to keep making artwork, which defined his style subsequently. In these works, Pollock expresses his feelings of nostalgia and euphoria.
What Art Movement was Jackson Pollock Associated With?
Jackson Pollock was associated with the Surrealism art movement. Pollock painted from his imagination and included motifs that suggested an ethereal presence in obedience to the surrounding guidelines. Pollock and the Surrealism art movement aim to represent the activities of the subconscious by fusing it with reality.
Jackson Pollock Artwork
Pollock’s artworks have appeared in several retrospective exhibitions and are in the collections of private and public institutions. Below are some of them
Autumn Rhythm (Number 30)
Blue (Moby Dick)
Eyes in the Heat
Male and Female
Number 1 (Lavender Mist)
The Moon-Woman Cuts the Circle
All Jackson Pollock Artwork on Artchive
|Autumn Rhythm: Number 30, 1950||1950||Oil On Canvas|
|One: Number 31, 1950||1950||Oil And Enamel Paint On Canvas|
|Lavender Mist: Number 1, 1950||1950||Oil, Enamel, And Aluminum Paint On Canvas|
|Blue Poles: Number 11, 1952||1952||Enamel And Aluminum Paint With Glass On Canvas|
|The Key||1946||Oil On Canvas|
|Blue (Moby Dick)||1943||Gouache and ink on composition board|
|Cathedral||1947||Enamel on Canvas|
|Easter and the Totem||1953||Oil on Canvas|
|Eyes in the Heat||1946||Oil on Canvas|
|Full Fathom Five||1947||Oil on Canvas|
|Male and Female||1942||Oil on Canvas|
|Shimmering Substance||1946||Oil on Canvas|
|Stenographic Figure||1942||Oil on Canvas|
|The Moon-Woman Cuts the Circle||1943||Oil on Canvas|
|The Tea Cup||1946||Oil on Canvas|
|Autumn Rhythm Number 30, 1950||1950||Oil on Canvas|
|Blue Poles Number 11, 1952||1952||Enamel on Canvas|
|Convergence Number 10, 1952||1952||Oil and Enamel on Canvas|
|Guardians of the Secret||1943||Oil on Canvas|
|Lavender Mist Number 1, 1950||1950||oil,Enamel on Canvas|
|Number 1, 1949||1949||Enamel on Canvas|
|Number 1A, 1948||1948||Oil on Canvas|
|Number 26A, 1948 Black and White||1948||Enamel on Canvas|
|Number 8, 1949 (detail)||1949||Oil, enamel, and aluminum paint on Canvas|
|Number 8, 1949||1949||Oil, enamel, and aluminum paint on Canvas|
|One Number 31, 1950||1950||Oil and Enamel on Canvas|
|Pasiphäe||c. 1943||Oil on Canvas|
|The Moon-Woman||1942||Oil on Canvas|
|The Deep||1953||Enamel on Canvas|