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Jackson Pollock

(1912–1956) US abstract expressionist painter, who developed the style known as action painting. Pollock was born in Cody, Wyoming, and moved to southern California ...

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A Dictionary of Reference and Allusion (3 ed.)

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2010
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...like a Jackson Pollock painting. Chris Conway After the Pandemic 2005 Mintzberg has shown that management itself is as much a Jackson Pollock painting as it is a quantifiable science. Fast Company Magazine ...

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Claude Cernuschi

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

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...In the early Cold War era, Life magazine promoted Pollock as evidence of Western artistic freedom and America's cultural coming of age. Pollock's work proved remarkably influential on later artists, including Morris Louis , Robert Morris , Allan Kaprow , and Robert Smithson . [ See also Abstract Expressionism ; Art ; Museums ; and New York City . ] Bibliography Cernuschi, Claude . Jackson Pollock: Meaning and Significance . New York: Icon Editions, 1992. Friedman, B. H. Jackson Pollock: Energy Made Visible . New York: McGraw–Hill, 1972....

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Claude Cernuschi

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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2004
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...a visual center of attention). In the early Cold War era, Life magazine promoted Pollock as evidence of Western artistic freedom and America's cultural coming-of-age. Pollock's work proved remarkably influential on later artists, including Morris Louis , Robert Morris , Allan Kaprow , and Robert Smithson . See also Abstract Expressionism ; Painting: Since 1945 . B.H. Friedman , Jackson Pollock: Energy Made Visible , 1972. Claude Cernuschi , Jackson Pollock: Meaning and Significance , 1992. Claude...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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..., Jackson ( 1912–56 ) US painter . A leading figure in abstract expressionism . He began experimenting with abstract art in the 1940s. In 1947 he began pouring paint straight onto the canvas. Instead of brushes, he used sticks or knives to create the surface patterns. This method has been called action painting . His works include The Blue Unconscious ( 1946 ) and Lavender Mist ( 1950...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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2011
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...E. Frank : Jackson Pollock (New York, 1983) [summary of critical theories about Pollock] J. Potter : To a Violent Grave: An Oral Biography of Jackson Pollock (New York, 1985) E. G. Landau : Jackson Pollock (New York, 1989) [excellent color pls.] S. Naifeh and G. W. Smith : Jackson Pollock: An American Saga (New York, 1989) F. V. O'Connor , ed.: Supplement Number One—Jackson Pollock: A Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Drawings and Other Works New York, The Pollock–Krasner Foundation (New York, 1995) F. V. O'Connor : “Jackson Pollock's Mural for...

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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2003
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..., Jackson ( 1912–1956 ) US abstract expressionist painter, who developed the style known as action painting. Pollock was born in Cody, Wyoming, and moved to southern California when he was thirteen. He studied painting at the Art Students' League in New York and in the 1930s produced realistic work, mainly in the manner of the regionalists. From 1938 to 1942 Pollock was employed on the Federal Arts Project and in 1940 he had his first exhibition, together with Willem de Kooning . Pollock's style moved away from realism in the 1940s but it was not...

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists (2 ed.)

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2018
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...of Mural https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/jackson-pollock Images including Eyes in the Heat https://collections.dma.org/search/jackson%20pollock Images including Cathedral and Portrait and a Dream http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/Collection/artist-info.1793.html?artobj_artistId=1793&pageNumber=1#relatedcontent Brief biography, images including Number 1, 1950 (Lavender Mist) http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection?who=Pollock%2c+Jackson%24Jackson+Pollock&pg=1#!?q=%22jackson%20pollock...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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2004
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...time or of such earlier pioneers of improvisation as Kandinsky . Pollock revitalized American abstraction, giving other artists the confidence to risk basing their own painting on the spontaneous gesture, knowing that it could yield a unified picture full of energy, drama, and passion…it was Pollock who unleashed the creative energies of the Abstract Expressionists.’ Willem de Kooning summed up the impact of the 1948 exhibition when he commented, ‘Jackson’s broken the ice.’ Pollock’s drip period lasted only from 1947 to 1952 (afterwards he went back...

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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2003
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..., Jackson ( 1912–56 ). American painter. Born Cody, Wyo., he had his first art training at Manual Arts College, Los Angeles, and became involved with the followers of Krishnamurti , Hindu mysticism, and Jungian psychology. In 1931 he moved to New York and studied at the Art Students' League under Thomas Hart Benton , then worked on the Federal Art Project in the 1930s. In 1943 he had his first one-man show at Peggy Guggenheim's New York gallery Art of This Century, showing Guardians of the Secret ( 1943 ; San Francisco, Mus. of Modern Art). A...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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2014
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...0Jackson Jackson Pollock 1912 – 56 American abstract expressionist painter There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn't have any beginning or any end. He didn't mean it as a compliment, but it was. It was a fine compliment. Francis V. O'Connor Jackson Pollock (1967) pictures didn't have beginning pictures didn't have beginning any beginning or any ...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...0Jackson Jackson Pollock 1912 – 56 American painter There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn't have any beginning or any end. He didn't mean it as a compliment, but it was. It was a fine compliment. Francis V. O'Connor Jackson Pollock (1967) pictures didn't have beginning pictures didn't have beginning any beginning or any ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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2008
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...0Jackson Jackson Pollock 1912 – 56 American painter . He was a leading figure in the abstract expressionist movement and from 1947 became the chief exponent of the style known as action painting, whereby he poured, splashed, or dripped paint on to the canvas There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn't have any beginning or any end. He didn't mean it as a compliment, but it was. It was a fine compliment. Francis V. O'Connor Jackson Pollock (1967) pictures didn't have beginning pictures didn't have beginning any beginning...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (5 ed.)

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2015
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..., Jackson ( b Cody, Wyo. , 28 Jan. 1912 ; d East Hampton, Long Island, NY , 11 Aug. 1956 ). American painter , the commanding figure of the Abstract Expressionist movement. In 1929–31 he studied at the Art Students League of New York under Thomas Hart Benton and was influenced not only by Benton's restlessly energetic style, but also by his image as a virile, hard-drinking macho-man (Pollock began treatment for alcoholism in 1937 and in 1939 he started therapy with Jungian psychoanalysts, using his drawings in sessions with them)....

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A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (3 ed.)

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2015
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..., Jackson ( 1912–56 ) American painter , a leading figure in Abstract Expressionism . He was born on a sheep ranch at Cody, Wyoming, and grew up in Arizona and California, moving homes several times in childhood because of his father's lack of success as a farmer. In 1929 he moved to New York and studied at the Art Students League under the Regionalist painter Thomas Hart Benton . He was influenced not only by Benton's vigorous style, but also by his image as a virile, truculent, hard-drinking macho-man (Pollock began treatment for alcoholism...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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(1912–1956)US abstract expressionist painter, who developed the style known as action painting.Pollock was born in Cody, Wyoming, and moved to southern California when he was thirteen. He studied ...
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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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... Pollocks n. [rhy. sl. = ballocks n. ; ult. the US abstract expressionist painter Jackson Pollock ( 1912–56 )] 1 the testicles. 2000 S. Maloney Big Ask 235: ‘So I shouldn't shove you up against that Jasper Johns and stick my tongue down your throat?’ ‘Not unless you fancy a swift kick in the Jackson Pollocks.’ 2003 B. Dark Dirty Cockney Rhy. Sl. 2 nonsense, rubbish. 2002 D. Shaw ‘Dead Beard’ at www.asstr.org [Internet] ‘Jesus, but you really come out with a load of jackson pollocks!’ Monica snapped. 2003 B. Dark Dirty Cockney...

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Dictionary of American Family Names (2 ed.)

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2022
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...esau , lucius , samuel , etc.), or are not found as an English surname or personal name at all. African American surnames are also based on the (sur)names of historical figures. Notable examples are the surnames washington , jefferson , and jackson , which African Americans’ forebears either took from the personal names of their fathers (adopted in honor of George Washington, the first president of the US, Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the US, and Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the US), or simply adopted from the surnames of these...

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