January 28, 1912
Jackson Pollock was born in Cody(Wyoming) to Stella Ray and LeRoy Pollock. His parents were of Irish and Scottish-Irish descent respectively. LeRoy Pollock was a farmer and later a land surveyor. Jackson grew up in Arizona and California
Jackson Pollock moved with his brother to New York City. While there, he studied underneath Thomas Hart Benton at the Art Students League, an art school known for catering to both amateurs and professionals
Sometime during the 1940's Pollock became fascinated with Indian Sand Painting. This influence changed his art as he began painting his pictures on the floor and and used different objects to drip paint onto his canvas, including sticks, hardened brushes, and basting syringes. He said it made him more of the painting
1938 to 1942
during the Great Depression, Jackson worked for the WPA Federal Art Project. It was a visual arts program that supported artists such as Pollock as part of New Deal Works Progress Administration Federal One Program
1938 to 1942
Jackson Pollock underwent Jungian therapy to help him deal with his alcoholism. He suffered from alcoholism his entire adult life
July 1943
Jackson Pollock was declared 'The greatest painter this country has produced.' after art critic Clement Greenberg saw the mural Pollock had painted for Peggy Guggenheim’s townhome
October 1945
Pollock married fellow artist Lee Krasner. Lee Krasner had also worked at the WPA Federal Art Project and she was also an abstract painter
November 1945
Pollock and his new wife bought a farm house and moved to Long Island, New York. Pollock converted the barn into his studio where he perfected his 'drip painting' technique that became his trademark
Jackson Pollock’s 'drip period.' During this period Pollock was best known for his 'drip painting' technique. It brought him considerable fame
1947 to 1950
Pollock continued to use his 'drip painting' technique. It brought him considerable fame. At the height of his popularity, Pollock abandoned his drip painting technique all together
August 8, 1949
Pollock received a four page spread in Life Magazine.
Pollock did not paint but rather took to sculpting. He worked exclusively for Tony Smith. He constructed sculptures out of wire, gauze, and plaster
August 11, 1956
Pollock crashed his car within one mile of his home while under the influence of alcohol. After his death, Pollock's wife maintained his estate and reputation until she died in 1984
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