Jackson Pollock

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.At times these works could suggest the life-force in nature itself, at others they could evoke man's entrapment - in the body, in the anxious mind, and in the newly frightening momodern world. A wholly original, rule-shattering figure in American art, Pollock was a volatile, troubled force of nature frequently unable to control his feelings. His emotions were far too big for him and were only made worse by alcohol. Pollock's premature death in a car crash enhanced his image as one of the legends of modern art.