Artist and Studio
Jackson Pollock, self-portrait, c. 1930-33 (around age 20)

Jackson Pollock, self-portrait, c. 1930-33 (around age 20)

Jackson Pollock (1912–1956) “had two dogs to keep him company in his studio—a Border Collie-mix named Gyp, and a standard Poodle called Ahab.  The name Gyp was a tribute to Jackson’s childhood dog, also named Gyp, short for gypsy. Jackson and Lee had a mutual interest in writer Herman Melville and named their Poodle after Captain Ahab of Melville’s Moby Dick. Gyp’s and Ahab’s scratch marks can still be seen on the door to Pollock’s studio.”
Archives of American Art

Jackson Pollock (1912–1956) “had two dogs to keep him company in his studio—a Border Collie-mix named Gyp, and a standard Poodle called Ahab.  The name Gyp was a tribute to Jackson’s childhood dog, also named Gyp, short for gypsy. Jackson and Lee had a mutual interest in writer Herman Melville and named their Poodle after Captain Ahab of Melville’s Moby Dick. Gyp’s and Ahab’s scratch marks can still be seen on the door to Pollock’s studio.”

Archives of American Art

Jackson Pollock, 1950

Jackson Pollock, 1950

Pollock

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Jackson Pollock (seated R) sitting on the steps of painter Thomas Hart Benton’s summer home with Rita Benton (white hat) and author Coburn Gilman (standing) in 1937.  Alfred Eisenstaedt / Time Life Pictures via Getty Images

Jackson Pollock (seated R) sitting on the steps of painter Thomas Hart Benton’s summer home with Rita Benton (white hat) and author Coburn Gilman (standing) in 1937.  Alfred Eisenstaedt / Time Life Pictures via Getty Images

artistandstudio:

Jackson Pollock, photo by Arnold Newman
“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

artistandstudio:

Jackson Pollock, photo by Arnold Newman

“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

Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock

Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock

Conservation treatment of Jackson Pollock’s One: Number 31, 1950 at MoMA

Conservation treatment of Jackson Pollock’s One: Number 31, 1950 at MoMA

Jackson Pollock with wife Lee Krasner at their Long Island home, 1950s.
Photo by Martha Holmes, © Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images

Jackson Pollock with wife Lee Krasner at their Long Island home, 1950s.

Photo by Martha Holmes, © Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images

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Pollock in his Long Island studio, 1949.  Photo by Martha Holmes—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images.

Pollock in his Long Island studio, 1949.  Photo by Martha Holmes—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images.

archivesofamericanart:
Lee Krasner, Stella Pollock and Jackson Pollock carving a turkey, 1950 / unidentified photographer. Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

archivesofamericanart:

Lee Krasner, Stella Pollock and Jackson Pollock carving a turkey, 1950 / unidentified photographer. Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

9 abstract expressionist artists

Willem de Kooning, Clyford Still, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell, Frank Stella, Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline