Watery Paths

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

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
The Figurative Pollock, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel
2015
Jackson Pollock: Works on Paper, 1935-1951, Washburn Gallery, New York
2015
Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Abstract Expressionism, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2016
Big Picture: Art After 1945, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
2016
Making Modern: Pollack / Picasso, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston
2016
Campaign for Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Highlights from Kunstmuseum Bern, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
2015
Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
2015
Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’: Energy Made Visible, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice