Paul Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956) was an influential American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. During his lifetime, Pollock enjoyed considerable fame and notoriety. He was regarded as a mostly reclusive artist. He had a volatile personality, sometimes struggling with alcoholism. In 1945, he married the artist Lee Krasner, who became an important influence on his career and on his legacy. Pollock died at the age of 44 in an alcohol-related car accident.
|Young Jackson in 1937 (with french beanie hat)
|Jackson and his wife Lee Krasner in the late 40's
|Jackson at work
|Thinkind and walking…
|Jackson and Lee with a guest in 1949
|Very "Depression" look