Jackson Pollock (died 1956 age 44) – Drip art
(Pronounced jak-suhn pol-uhk)
Note: To recall this image you would have to know that Jack the Ripper was an unidentified serial killer in the City of London in 1888 (although Jackson Pollack lived in America).
Jackson - Dripper
When thinking of Jackson think Jack the Dripper.
To relate Pollock to this, imagine pollock underneath the marks Jack the Dripper is making.
Note: Further - you will need to know pollock are large fish in the North Atlantic.
Also remember Jack the Dripper and some pollocks (Jackson Pollock). It's not all a load of pollocks you know.
Jackson was largely known for his technique of using drip art. He would pour, splash and drip on a large canvas laid on the floor. Because he walked around the painting and used his body in frantic dance moves, to drip the paint, this technique is called "action painting".
Jackson Pollock was a leading force in abstract expressionism and gained considerable fame.
He was a drunk, desperate, failing artist struggling to survive in New York but in the 1940s he became rich, saved by a wealthy heiress who bought his paintings, Peggy Guggenheim.
Nobody before had created - Drip action paintings