Composition by Jackson Pollock
Composition by Jackson Pollock
 
 
Blue Poles by Pollock
Blue Poles by Pollock
 
 
Painting like Pollock
Painting like Pollock
 
 
Abstract painting
Abstract painting
 
 
Abstract painting Pollock style
Abstract painting Pollock style
 
Pollock
Topic(s):   Artists
Quick Facts
Full name Jackson Pollock
Born January 28, 1912 (Cody, Wyoming)
Died August 11, 1956 (Springs, New York)
Nationality American
Occupation(s) artist (various types of paint)
Style Abstract
Famous works Blue Poles, Composition #16

Jackson Pollock was born in Wyoming, United States. He was the youngest of five boys. He grew up in Arizona and California. When he was 17, Pollack moved to New York City.

Pollock did not like to paint using an easel. He thought paint, action and a canvas should be looked at in a new way. He wanted his art to show rhythm and patterns. Jackson wanted his pictures to show the movement of paint. So he found a fun way to paint his pictures.

Pollock would put a canvas on the floor and splash a whole can of paint all over it. He would also drip different colors of paint onto the canvas. Motion on every part of the painting was important. Because of this, Pollock's paintings were sometimes called action paintings.

Sometimes he used very large canvases. The canvases were so large that Pollock had to walk on them while he was painting. Some paintings even showed his sock prints. He tried different kinds of paint such as acrylic, oil, metallic and house paint.

Pollock was very concerned about the final look of his artwork. If a painting did not turn out the correct way, he would throw the whole canvas away and start over.

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