Untangling Jackson Pollock in His Centennial Year

The paintings of Jackson Pollock have always divided people. Pollock, whose centennial we celebrate this year, along with that of the state he grew up in, came to prominence in the 1950s, when his huge spatter-and-drip paintings burst onto the New York art scene.


Some people loved them. Others said, “My child could do that.”


Above: The Tea Cup 1946; Oil on canvas, 40 x 28 in; Collection Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden




Pollack’s Early Years in Arizona



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