Why Famous: A major figure in the abstract expressionist movement, he is best known for his unique style of drip painting.
Pollock while a major artist of his generation had a volatile personality and struggled with alcoholism for most of his life.
- 1945-10-25 Painter Jackson Pollock (33) weds painter Lee Krasner (27)
- 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