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Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 - August 11, 1956) was an influential American artist and a major force in the abstract expressionism movement.

He was born in Cody, Wyoming, and later moved to New York in 1929, where he studied under Thomas Hart Benton[?]. Pollock moved away from figurative art, and developed techniques of splashing and dripping his paint onto canvas.

From 1938 to 1942 he worked for the Federal Art Project[?], in the 1950s and 1960s Pollock was supported by the CIA via the Congress for Cultural Freedom[?]' (CCF).

Pollock's career was cut short when he died in a car crash in 1956.

He was the subject of the documentaries:

  • Jackson Pollock (1987)
  • Jackson Pollock - Love & Death on Long Island (1999)

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