Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) was an American painter, a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism and the foremost exponent of the dripping and splashing technique known as action painting, a style he developed around 1946.
In the early 1940s Pollock moved from a vivid Expressionist style, influenced by Mexican mural is ts such as Siqueiros and by Surrealism, towards a semi-abstract style.
He moved on to the more vtolentiy expressive abstract style, placing large canvases on the studio floor and dripping or hurling his paint on top of them. He was soon recognized as the leading Abstract Expressionist, and continued to develop his style, producing even larger canvases in the 1950s.
Why is Jackson Pollock famous?
Jackson Pollock was a famous American painter in the Abstract Expressionism movement.