Expressionist movement painter Jackson Pollock was born on this day in 1912

During his lifetime, Pollock enjoyed considerable fame and notoriety by art lovers around the world

Expressionist movement painter Jackson Pollock was born on this day in 1912

Born on January 28, 1912, in Cody, Wyoming, artist Jackson Pollock studied under Thomas Hart Benton before leaving traditional techniques to explore abstraction expressionism via his splatter and action pieces, which involved pouring paint and other media directly onto canvases. Pollock was both renowned and critiqued for his conventions. He died after driving drunk and crashing into a tree in New York in 1956, at age 44.

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