Happy Birthday Jackson Pollock!

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Jackson Pollock was born on January 28, 1912 in Cody, Wyoming.

Jackson Pollock went to art school at Arts Student League of New York.
Jackson Pollock was part of the following art movement: Abstract Expressionism
Jackson Pollock’s most famous painting is Lavender Mist No.1 painted in 1950.
Three interesting facts about Jackson Pollock:
1. Pollock’s first name was Paul and his middle name was Jackson.
2. Pollock’s “action paintings” involved his canvas laid on the ground where Pollock dripped and threw house paint onto the canvas.
3. Pollock was married to artist Lee Krasner.
Jackson Pollock died on August 11, 1956 in Springs, New York.
Quote: “The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.”


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