Jackson Pollock, ‘Mural’, 1943, Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Image rights: Reproduced with permission from The University of Iowa.

"Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’: Energy Made Visible"

Venue: Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice (2015)

Gift of Peggy Guggenheim, 1959. University of Iowa Museum of Art.

About Jackson Pollock

Major Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock, dubbed "Jack the Dripper" by Time magazine in 1956, is best known for his large "action" or drip paintings of 1947–52, formed by pouring and manipulating liquid paint atop canvases set on the floor. A wholly original, rule-shattering figure in American art, Pollock inspired Frank Stella, Richard Serra, and the Color Field painters. Pollock's early Surrealist works of personal symbols and abstract figures show the influence of José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Joan Miró, and Max Ernst, as well as his experiences with Jungian psychotherapy.

American, 1912-1956, Cody, Wyoming, based in East Hampton, New York