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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
Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.

R
He drove his kind of realism at me so hard I bounced right into nonobjective painting.
A
Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you.
N
The method of painting is the natural growth out of a need. I want to express my feelings rather than illustrate them. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement. . .
K
Bums are the well-to-do of this day. They didn't have as far to fall.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Quoted in F. V. O'Connor, Jackson Pollock
R: On studying under Thomas Hart Benton at Manhattan's Art Students League, "Esquire," Dec 83
A: Quoted by Francis V O'Connor "Jackson Pollock," Museum of Modern Art 67
N: Narrative, for film by Hans Nemuth and Paul Falkenberg (1951; repr. in Bryan Robertson, Jackson Pollock, 1960).
K: Letter, 3 Feb. 1933, to his father (published in Jackson Pollock: A Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Drawings and Other Works, vol. 4, ed. by Francis V. O'Connor & Eugene V. Thaw, 1978). "This day" r
   


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