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Pollock, Jackson 1912-1956

Works: 1,351 works in 2,720 publications in 8 languages and 62,828 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews  Documentary films  Juvenile works  Nonfiction films  Academic theses 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Other, Dedicatee, Honoree, zxx, Creator, Editor, Interviewee, Speaker, Contributor, Conceptor, Performer
Classifications: ND237.P73, 759.13
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Jackson Pollock by Evelyn Toynton( )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) not only put American art on the map with his famous "drip paintings," he also served as an inspiration for the character of Stanley Kowalski in Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire--the role that made Marlon Brando famous. Like Brando, Pollock became an icon of rebellion in 1950s America, and the brooding, defiant persona captured in photographs of the artist contributed to his celebrity almost as much as his notorious paintings did. In the years since his death in a drunken car crash, Pollock's hold on the public imagination has only increased. He has become an enduring symbol of the tormented artist--our American van Gogh. In this highly engaging book, Evelyn Toynton examines Pollock's itinerant and poverty-stricken childhood in the West, his encounters with contemporary art in Depression-era New York, and his years in the run-down Long Island fishing village that, ironically, was transformed into a fashionable resort by his presence. Placing the artist in the context of his time, Toynton also illuminates the fierce controversies that swirled around his work and that continue to do so. Pollock's paintings captured the sense of freedom and infinite possibility unique to the American experience, and his life was both an American rags-to-riches story and a darker tale of the price paid for celebrity, American style. -- Publisher description
Jackson Pollock by Elizabeth Frank( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the life and work of Jackson Pollack
Jackson Pollock by Kirk Varnedoe( Book )

17 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a brief profile of the artist, shows his major paintings and drawings, and discusses his place in modern art
Jackson Pollock by Mike Venezia( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life and work of an American painter, describing and giving examples of his art
To a violent grave : an oral biography of Jackson Pollock by Jeffrey Potter( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jackson Pollock, "psychoanalytic" drawings by Claude Cernuschi( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jackson Pollock : meaning and significance by Claude Cernuschi( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This concise study of Jackson Pollock provides a reliable survey of his life and work and an understanding of his paintings--their origins, meanings, and influence. Unlike other books on Pollock that deal extensively with his life or with formal analysis of his works, Cernuschi's is broadly interpretive, discussing and explaining concerns and meanings crucial to an understanding of Pollock's paintings. The first part of the book surveys Pollock's life and work with particular attention to the artist's intentions and the interpretation of abstraction. The second part deals with the issues raised by Pollock's art above and beyond his intentions and how these issues intersect with the work of his contemporaries and with other intellectual currents. The final chapter discusses Pollock's influence and the importance of criticism in shaping this influence. It also deals with the problems of defining modernism and postmodernism. Thoughtful and accessible, Cernuschi's study explains the complexity and meaning of Pollock's art for anyone interested in twentieth-century art and the pivotal position of Jackson Pollock in art since 1945. There are notes, a selected bibliography, and an index
Painters painting : a candid history of the New York art scene, 1940-1970( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emile de Antonio was a close friend to many New York painters who later went on to become famous. He filmed and interviewed them informally in their studios. Artists included are Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jules Olitski, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland, Larry Poons, Phillip Pavia, and Hans Hoffman
No limits, just edges : Jackson Pollock paintings on paper by Margaret Holben Ellis( Book )

18 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La muestra presenta pinturas sobre papel realizadas entre 1940 y 1950, así como estudios de obras de viejos maestros y murales de artistas mejicanos. El catálogo incluye además un estudio, a cargo de Margaret Holben Ellis, sobre los materiales, herramientas y técnicas empleados por el artista en sus obras sobre papel
Canticle to the sun ; United artists by Kenneth Fuchs( )

4 editions published in 2008 and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jackson Pollock : [exposition] 21 janvier-19 avril 1982, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne by Jackson Pollock( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in French and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of an exhibition
Pollock matters( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pollock Matters explores, for the first time, the personal and artistic interrelationship between American Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock and noted Swiss-born photographer and graphic designer Herbert Matter. Featuring visual and documentary evidence in over 100 illustrations, this book demonstrates a critically important chain of influence between these two creative individuals not considered in previous studies of their respective careers. The book reveals the crucial role that Herbert Matters' technical innovations played in Pollock's radical artistic conception of "energy made visible." Also presented, with scientific analyses of their paints, are a previously unknown body of small drip paintings labeled by Herbert Matter as "Jackson experimental (gift + purchase).""--Jacket
Jackson Pollock : works, writings, interviews by Nancy Jachec( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jackson Pollock by Bryan Robertson( Book )

4 editions published in 1960 in German and English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lee Krasner, Jackson Pollock : Künstlerpaare, Künstlerfreunde by Sandor Kuthy( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in 3 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jackson Pollock by Carolyn Lanchner( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents eleven works selected from the nearly one hundred pieces by American painter Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art (New York City). Pollack was a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. His groundbreaking "drip" paintings of the late 1940s and early 1950s are here, along with early and late works demonstrating the fluid interaction between figuration and abstraction in his art and the direction of his painting at his untimely death. A lively essay by Carolyn Lanchner, a former curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum, accompanies each work, illuminating its significance and placing it in its historical moment in the development of modern art and in Pollock's own life
Painters painting( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A vibrant collective portrait of the legendary figures who powered the tumultuous post-war New York art scene ... De Antonio shows artists (and their critics and patrons) gossiping, drinking, and talking about life and art, and in the process illuminates the genesis of Abstract Expressionism. Footage of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's landmark exhibition New York Painting and Sculpture 1940-1970 supplement the film."--Container
Jackson Pollock : the black pourings, 1951-1953 by Jackson Pollock( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'atelier de Jackson Pollock by Hans Namuth( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in French and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Krasner/Pollock : a working relationship by Lee Krasner( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Jackson Pollock
Jackson PollockJackson PollockJackson PollockTo a violent grave : an oral biography of Jackson PollockJackson Pollock, "psychoanalytic" drawingsNo limits, just edges : Jackson Pollock paintings on paperPollock mattersJackson Pollock : works, writings, interviewsJackson Pollock
Alternative Names
Cekson Pollok

Džeksons Polloks

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Jackson Pollock pintor estauxunidense (1912–1956)

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Jackson Pollock US-amerikanischer Maler

Jackson Pollock Usana artisto

Jackson Pollock usona artisto

Paul Jackson Pollock

Pollock, Jackson

Pollock Paul Jackson

Pollock, Paul Jackson 1912-1956

Polokas Džeksonas

Porokku, Jakuson 1912-1956

Τζάκσον Πόλοκ

Τζάκσον Πόλοκ Αμερικανός Ζωγράφος

Джаксън Полък

Джек Разбрызгиватель художник 1912-1956

Джексон Поллок

Джексон Поллок американский художник

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Поллок Джексон

Поллок П. Д. художник 1912-1956

Џексон Полок

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