Pollock, Jackson

(1912-1956)
   Hailed as America’s “greatest living painter” in 1949, artist Jackson Pollock was born in Cody, Wyoming. He studied under Thomas Hart Benton in New York City in the 1930s and for a time was employed by the Works Progress Administration. In 1946, he began the distinctive style of painting by dripping paint onto the canvas to create abstract patterns. He achieved national prominence through an article in Life magazine in 1949 and became a best-selling artist in the early 1950s. He died in an automobile crash.
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  • Pollock, Jackson — ▪ American artist Introduction in full  Paul Jackson Pollock   born January 28, 1912, Cody, Wyoming, U.S. died August 11, 1956, East Hampton, New York  American painter who was a leading exponent of Abstract Expressionism, an art movement… …   Universalium

  • Pollock,Jackson — Pol·lock (pŏlʹək), Jackson. 1912 1956. American artist. Using his drip technique of painting, he became a leader of abstract expressionism. * * * …   Universalium

  • Pollock, Jackson — ► (1912 56) Pintor estadounidense. Fue el promotor y la personalidad más representativa del movimiento action painting. Obras: Composición y señora Luna, Grisalla sobre el océano, etc …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Pollock, Jackson —  (1912–1956) American artist …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Pollock, Jackson —    см. Поллок, Джексон …   Энциклопедический словарь экспрессионизма

  • Pollock — Pollock, Jackson …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Pollock — (Jackson) (1912 1956) peintre américain. Chef de file de l Action painting (qui prônait une peinture abstraite et gestuelle), il inventa le dripping (projection de peinture à l aide d instruments divers) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Jackson Pollock — Infobox Artist bgcolour = silver name = Jackson Pollock imagesize = caption = Photographer Hans Namuth extensively documented Pollock s unique painting techniques. birthname = Paul Jackson Pollock birthdate = birth date|1912|1|28|mf=y location =… …   Wikipedia

  • Jackson Pollock — noun United States artist famous for painting with a drip technique; a leader of abstract expressionism in America (1912 1956) • Syn: ↑Pollock • Instance Hypernyms: ↑painter * * * Jackson Pollock [Jackson Pollock …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jackson Pollock — Piedras de Jackson Pollock y Lee Krasner en el cementerio Green River de Springs, Nueva York Nombre de nacimiento Paul Jackson Pollock …   Wikipedia Español

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