Jackson Pollock

Painter Jackson Pollock Full Name: Jackson Pollock
Nationality: American

Profession: Painter
Why Famous: A major figure in the abstract expressionist movement, he is best known for his unique style of drip painting. He was a major artist of his generation, although he had a volatile personality, and struggled with alcoholism for most of his life.

Born: January 28, 1912
Star Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cody, Wyoming, United States

Died: August 11, 1956 (aged 44)
Cause of Death: Car accident

Married Life

  • 1945-10-25 Painter Jackson Pollock (33) weds painter Lee Krasner (27)

Historical Events in the Life of Jackson Pollock

  • 1973-09-21 Jackson Pollocks painting "Blue Poles" sold for $2,000,000
  • 1988-05-02 Jackson Pollock's "Search" sold for $4,800,000

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