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Pollock, Jackson 1912-1956

Works: 1,109 works in 1,937 publications in 6 languages and 53,226 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Drama  Film adaptations  History  Juvenile works  Pictorial works 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Illustrator, Artist, Dedicatee, Other, Honoree, Creator, Editor, Interviewee, Conceptor, Speaker, Performer
Classifications: ND237.P73, 759.13
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Jackson Pollock by Elizabeth Frank ( Book )
8 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the life and work of Jackson Pollack
Jackson Pollock by Kirk Varnedoe ( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,177 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 )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the life and work of an American painter, describing and giving examples of his art
Jackson Pollock: works on paper by Jackson Pollock ( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To a violent grave : an oral biography of Jackson Pollock by Jeffrey Potter ( Book )
6 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jackson Pollock by Evelyn Toynton ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 544 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, "psychoanalytic" drawings by Claude Cernuschi ( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Painters painting a candid history of the New York art scene, 1940-1970 by Emile De Antonio ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 435 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 : meaning and significance by Claude Cernuschi ( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 424 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
No limits, just edges : Jackson Pollock paintings on paper by Margaret Holben Ellis ( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jackson Pollock : [exposition] 21 janvier-19 avril 1982, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne by Jackson Pollock ( Book )
13 editions published in 1982 in French and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pollock matters ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 257 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's Mural : the transitional moment by Yvonne Szafran ( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Examines the Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock's large-scale 1943 painting, Mural, and presents conservation findings made at the Getty Center in Los Angeles along with art-historical research"--Provided by publisher
Jackson Pollock : works, writings, interviews by Nancy Jachec ( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jackson Pollock by Bryan Robertson ( Book )
10 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in 4 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Canticle to the sun United artists by Kenneth Fuchs ( )
3 editions published in 2008 and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pissarro at the heart of impressionism = au coeur de l'impressionisme ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first film (14 min.) traces the artistic development and life of French impressionist painter, Camille Pissarro, using quotations from his letters. The second film is five minutes of silent, black and white footage of Pollack at work. In the third film (10 min.), Jackson Pollock is interviewed as he paints on glass at his home on Long Island, and speaks about his natural urge to paint. The fourth film (13 min.) shows Dutch-American painter Willem de Kooning at work in his studio, and includes footage of the artist walking around New York. Narration consists of De Kooning's comments on his Woman paintings, New York, and other topics
Jackson Pollock by Carolyn Lanchner ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 146 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
Lee Krasner, Jackson Pollock : Künstlerpaare, Künstlerfreunde : dialogues d'artistes, résonances by Sandor Kuthy ( Book )
7 editions published in 1989 in German and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'atelier de Jackson Pollock by Hans Namuth ( Book )
10 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in French and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Jackson Pollock
Pollock, Jackson
Pollock, Paul Jackson
Pollock, Paul Jackson 1912-1956
ポロック, ジャクソン
English (253)
French (31)
German (17)
Spanish (6)
Multiple languages (2)
Italian (1)