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    Life and Art of Jackson Pollock

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    In six pages the life and art of influential artist Jackson Pollock are examined. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

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    action painters and a major contributor to Abstract Expressionism" (Anonymous Pollock, Jackson : 1912 - 1957, 2002; Pollock_Jackson.html). His work was perhaps the most abstract that one could imagine, as  he used a dripping technique that provided him with the name "Jack the Dripper." His works are incredibly vivid, symbolic it would seem, and highly up to interpretation. They are  pieces of art that encourage discussion, as well as thought. In the following paper we examine the life and work of Jackson Pollock. Pollock: Biography and Timeline As  mentioned, Pollock was born in Wyoming in 1912. The next year the family moved to Arizona. In 1917 they moved to Chico, California. In 1919 the family then moved to  Janesville, California where the Jacksons mother and father had purchased a motel (Anonymous Pollock Chronology, 2002). In 1920 Jacksons father left the family, though remained in contact. And, in 1921  his mother got out from under the motel and moved to a farm, along with the children, near Orland (Anonymous Pollock Chronology, 2002). Jacksons brother, Charles, was somewhat involved in  the field of art and in 1922 "Charles enrolls at Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. He begins sending copies of The Dial, a monthly periodical containing fiction, poetry, book  reviews, and black-and-white reproductions of fine art, to the Pollock family in Orland, providing Jackson with his first exposure to modern art" (Anonymous Pollock Chronology, 2002; chronology.html). In 1928 "Jackson  enrolls at Manual Arts High School, where he concentrates on art. Frederick John de St. Vrain Schwankovsky, head of the art department, introduces him to abstract art and to the  writings of mystical thinkers such as Krishnamurti and Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Theosophy" (Anonymous Pollock Chronology, 2002; chronology.html).However, he was expelled from the school in 1929 due to disciplinary 

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