Jackson Pollock’s Stenographic Figure, created in 1942, was groundbreaking for American art during the 1940s. This painting is regarded as a key example of abstract expressionism and features free-associative doodles mixed with pictographic unity. Compared to his earlier works, Stenographic Figure is more colorful and vivid.
Other artists and critics praised Pollock’s work. Piet Mondrian reportedly called it “a beautifully executed painting” while Robert Coates referred to it as “one of the most vital working models produced in America.” This painting shows how Pollock revolutionized the technique of dripping paint onto canvas as he became one of the primary figures representing abstract expressionism.
Stenographic figure can be found at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, where it continues to inspire and captivate visitors with its vibrant colors and textures. It serves not only as an excellent representation of contemporary American art but also a testament to Pollock’s innovative techniques that have paved a new path for many artists today.