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Was Jackson Pollock the greatest modern American painter?

David W. Galenson

Was Jackson Pollock the greatest modern American painter?

a quantitative investigation

by David W. Galenson

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pollock, Jackson, -- 1912-1956,,
  • Painters -- United States -- 20th Century.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDavid W. Galenson.
    SeriesNBER working paper series -- no. 8830, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 8830.
    ContributionsNational Bureau of Economic Research.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination24, [10], 4 p. ;
    Number of Pages24
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22433872M

    The Jackson Pollock as presented in this fast reading, well researched and impassioned (it is most obvious that the authors are devoted to placing Pollock rightfully amoung the giants of Art) biography, comes across as a sullen, abusive, self-hating, inarticulate, drunken visionary who, despite his many great personality flaws, changed the course of modern art forever.   In , when Life magazine asked if Jackson Pollock was "the greatest living painter in the United States," the resulting outcry voiced nearly half a century of popular frustration with abstract said their splatter boards were better than Pollock's work. Others said that a trained chimpanzee could do just as well. A Pollock painting, one critic complained, is like "a mop of tangled.

    Summary of Jackson Pollock. In its edition of August 8 th, , Life magazine ran a feature article about Jackson Pollock that bore this question in the headline: "Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" Could a painter who flung paint at canvases with a stick, who poured and hurled it to create roiling vortexes of color and line, possibly be considered "great"?   Jackson Pollock (), the great leaky Prometheus of American art, is always assumed to have peaked around , thereafter succumbing to the demons of drink, depression, adultery and cack.

    Jackson Pollock was more than a great artist, he was a creative force of nature. He changed not only the course of Western art, but our very definition of "art." He was the quintessential tortured genius, an American Vincent van Gogh, cut from the same unconforming cloth as his contemporaries Ernest Hemingway and James Dean--and tormented by the same demons; a "cowboy artist" who.   The artist's story is told against a backdrop of the developing American art scene from the 's through the 50's and Pollock's breakthrough into dripping all-over webs of .


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Jackson Pollock, in full Paul Jackson Pollock, (born JanuCody, Wyoming, U.S.—died AugEast Hampton, New York), American painter who was a leading exponent of Abstract Expressionism, an art movement characterized by the free-associative gestures in paint sometimes referred to as “ action painting.”During his lifetime he received widespread publicity.

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Was Jackson Pollock the greatest modern American painter. A quantitative investigation In August ofLife magazine published a feature article titled “Jackson Pollock: Is He the Greatest Living Painter in the United States?”1 The article was prompted by a growing recognition that Pollock was the leader of a group of artists centered in Cited by:   "In their monumental and impressive biography, Jackson Pollock: An American Saga, Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith strive to achieve nothing less than a full understanding of the complex social and psychological forces that lay behind the work of an artist considered by many to be America’s greatest abstract painter."--William Drozdiak, The Washington PostCited by: Abstract A survey of the illustrations in textbooks of modern art demonstrates that scholars do consider Jackson Pollock the most important modern American painter, but not by a wide margin over Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol, the leading artists of the following generation.

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The distribution of the illustrations furthermore reveals a sharp contrast in the careers of the major artists of. This book is the catalog for the retrospective of Pollock's art-shattering oeuvre at the Museum of Modern Art in the fall of and includes many biographical pictures as well as color plates of Pollock's paintings, from the awkward but earnest early works to the late, great, famous canvasses.

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‎Jackson Pollock was more than a great artist, he was a creative force of nature. He changed not only the course of Western art, but our very definition of "art." He was the quintessential tortured genius, an American Vincent van Gogh, cut from the same unconforming cloth as his contemporaries Ernest.

Many of the best known artists of the modern era come from the United States including the Realist Edward Hopper, the Modernist Georgia O’Keeffe, the Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock, the Pop Artist Andy Warhol and the Graffiti Artist Keith Haring.

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[David W Galenson; National Bureau of Economic Research.]. Jackson Pollock will be forever known for his technique of drip painting. He is iconic with paintings such as, One: Num or Autumn Rhythm: Num But this book shows much more of an abstract painter.

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American, – In Jackson Pollock arrived at a new mode of working that brought him international fame. His method consisted of flinging and dripping thinned enamel paint onto an unstretched canvas laid on the floor of his studio. This direct, physical engagement with his materials welcomed gravity, velocity, and improvisation into the artistic process, and allowed line and color.

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Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns each made a tremendous impact on modern art in the 20th century. As pioneers of revolutionary movements such as Abstract Expressionism and Pop art, they are key figures in the postwar transitions that brought American art to the forefront of the international s:   Considered one of the greatest and most famous American painters, Jackson Pollock was a performer of sorts, an artist who dripped and smeared his paint onto the laying canvas through a series of movements and gestures, thus giving life to Action artworks ooze with drama, tension and energy, rejecting all the traditional techniques religiously used for centuries prior and .Jackson Pollock & the New York School, II By Kramer, Hilton New Criterion, Vol.

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