Jackson Pollock

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“I am doubtful of any talent, so whatever I choose to be, will be accomplished only by long study and work. I fear it will be forced and mechanical. Architecture interests me, but not in the sense painting and sculpturing does… As to what I would like to be, it is difficult to say. An artist of some kind. If nothing else I shall always study the Arts. People have always frightened and bored me, consequently I have been within my own shell.” Jackson Pollock at age 17 in a letter to his brothers Charles and Frank. (http://artistandstudio.tumblr.com/tagged/quote/page/3)

Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn’t have any beginning or any end. He didn’t mean it as a compliment, but it was. ”
Jackson Pollock




Jackson Pollock was an influential American painter, and the leading force behind the abstract expressionist movement in the art world. During his lifetime, Pollock enjoyed considerable fame and notoriety. Jackson Pollock's greatness lies in developing one of the most radical abstract styles in the history of modern art, detaching line from color, redefining the categories of drawing and painting, and finding new means to describe pictorial space.
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