Jackson Pollock (died 1956 age 44) – Drip art
(Pronounced jak-suhn pol-uhk)
Note: To recall this image, you need 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.
Pollock 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 did frantic dance moves while dripping 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 – Peggy Guggenheim – who bought his paintings.
Nobody before had created – Drip action paintings