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Jackson Pollock
(1912-1956) born on
Jan 28
US painter. He was a leading exponent of Abstract Expressionism and Action Painting; developed the radical "drip painting" technique.
         
   
F
When I say artist I mean the man who is building things -- creating molding the earth -- whether it be the plains of the west -- or the iron ore of Penn. It's all a big game of construction -- some with a brush -- some with a shovel -- some choose a pen.

R
The modern artist, it seems to me, is working and expressing an inner world in other words - expressing the energy, the motion and other inner forces.
A
It doesn't make much difference how the paint is put on as long as something has been said. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement.
N
When I'm painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing. It's only after a get acquainted period that I see what I've been about. I've no fears about making changes for the painting has a life of its own.
K
It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and take, and the painting comes out well.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Letter, 1932; in "Jackson Pollock: A Catalogue Raisonnp of Paintings . . .," vol. 4, 1978.
R: In "Artists in Quotation," by Donna Ward La Cour, 1989.
A: In "Artists in Quotation," by Donna Ward La Cour, 1989.
N: In "Artists in Quotation," by Donna Ward La Cour, 1989.
K: In "Artists in Quotation," by Donna Ward La Cour, 1989.
   


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