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Jackson Pollock: A Life from Beginning to End (Biographies of Painters)

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Jackson Pollock was without a doubt one of the twentieth century’s most controversial painters. He started out painting abstracts in the style of Pablo Picasso but soon branched out, establishing the “drip” method, which entails dripping or flinging paint directly onto the canvas. For this, he was both praised and demonized; still, he persisted on his own chosen path. While Jackson Pollock was without a doubt one of the twentieth century’s most controversial painters. He started out painting abstracts in the style of Pablo Picasso but soon branched out, establishing the “drip” method, which entails dripping or flinging paint directly onto the canvas. For this, he was both praised and demonized; still, he persisted on his own chosen path. While art was his life, alcohol ruled it. At age 44, Pollock died while driving under the influence down a winding road. It was only after his death that Jackson Pollock gained mainstream notoriety and became one of America’s most celebrated painters. This was certainly made clear in 2015 when one of his pieces, known as Number 17A, sold for $200 million, making it the fifth most expensive painting ever sold. Discover a plethora of topics such as Born on the Prairie Inside the Psychiatric Institute Working for Peggy Guggenheim First Major Breakthrough Struggling to Survive Late Life and Death And much more!


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Jackson Pollock was without a doubt one of the twentieth century’s most controversial painters. He started out painting abstracts in the style of Pablo Picasso but soon branched out, establishing the “drip” method, which entails dripping or flinging paint directly onto the canvas. For this, he was both praised and demonized; still, he persisted on his own chosen path. While Jackson Pollock was without a doubt one of the twentieth century’s most controversial painters. He started out painting abstracts in the style of Pablo Picasso but soon branched out, establishing the “drip” method, which entails dripping or flinging paint directly onto the canvas. For this, he was both praised and demonized; still, he persisted on his own chosen path. While art was his life, alcohol ruled it. At age 44, Pollock died while driving under the influence down a winding road. It was only after his death that Jackson Pollock gained mainstream notoriety and became one of America’s most celebrated painters. This was certainly made clear in 2015 when one of his pieces, known as Number 17A, sold for $200 million, making it the fifth most expensive painting ever sold. Discover a plethora of topics such as Born on the Prairie Inside the Psychiatric Institute Working for Peggy Guggenheim First Major Breakthrough Struggling to Survive Late Life and Death And much more!

30 review for Jackson Pollock: A Life from Beginning to End (Biographies of Painters)

  1. 4 out of 5

    William C. Sneed

    Jackson Pollack and his struggles to survive during hard times A great read about the struggles that a young upcoming artists must overcome. Sadly Pollack made bad choices and died at an early age.

  2. 5 out of 5

    George Polansky

    For the specialist.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Emma Dargue

    Good outline of Jackson Pollack 's life and work but not a detailed biography. Good outline of Jackson Pollack 's life and work but not a detailed biography.

  4. 5 out of 5

    William O. Robertson

    Although a short read, this book provides a good insight as to the painting method that was to become Jackson Pollock' signature style. Although a short read, this book provides a good insight as to the painting method that was to become Jackson Pollock' signature style.

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