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Jackson Pollock

[American Abstract Expressionist Painter, 1912-1956]

• Relationships: Husband of Lee Krasner.
Studied under Thomas Hart Benton.
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When I am in my painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing. It's only after a sort of "get acquainted" period that I see what I have been about. I have no fears about making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.
- quoted in Possibilities I, Winter 1947-48


    Jackson Pollock Works Online    
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Original works by Jackson Pollock available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City

Notable SiteHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
7 works online

Notable SiteJackson Pollock at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
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Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Many works online

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
An interview with MoMA's chief conservator on the technical aspects of Jackson Pollock's painting

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
2 works online

Notable SiteJackson Pollock at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Number 1, 1950 (Lavender Mist)
Number 7, 1951
, ca.1950, ink

Notable SiteJackson Pollock at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Online exhibit built around Pollock's Number 1, 1950 (Lavender Mist)

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
2 works by Pollock

Notable SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
4 works online

Notable SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
6 works online

Notable SitePollock-Krasner House and Study Center

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Notable SiteStädel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany

Notable SiteThe Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
2 works online

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Notable SiteYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
Number 14: Gray

Notable SiteYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
Number 13A: Arabesque

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Convergence, 1952

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock
Untitled, ca.1939-40

Ball State Museum of Art, Indiana
Untitled engraving, ca.1944

Berkeley Art Museum + Pacific Film Archive, California
Number 6, 1950

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Galaxy, 1947

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Silver and Black Diptych, ca.1950

Kunsthaus Zurich

Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Alphabetically under "P"

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany

Jackson Pollock in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College, Massachusetts
Info about a 2007 exhibition: "Pollock Matters"

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas
Masqued Image, ca.1938-41

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (in Spanish)  

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
Night Mist, 1945

Philadelphia Museum of Art
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2 works by Jackson Pollock online

Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City
Untitled, 1943

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Seattle Art Museum

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
Untitled (Composition with Ritual Scene)

Jackson Pollock at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Jackson Pollock at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
Catalog of Pollock's first one-person show, November 9 to 27, 1943

Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (in German)  
Out of the Web: Number 7, 1949

Studio Esseci, Italy (in Italian)  
Click "Immagini" to see a large image from a 2004-2005 exhibition

Tate Gallery, London, UK

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
Prism, 1947

The Jewish Museum, New York City
Mini-site for the 2007-2008 exhibition Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
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Brown and Silver I, ca.1951

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City
Mural, 1943

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Number 15, 1948, 1948

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Connecticut
Number 9

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteArtcyclopedia
Masterscan feature: Mural on indian red ground

Notable SiteJackson Pollock at CGFA

Notable SiteRasiel's Wallpapers
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Notable SiteJackson Pollock in the WebMuseum
13 paintings online

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
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Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web

Mondo Mostre, Milan (in Italian)  
Scroll down for 2 works from the 2005 exhibition Masterpieces from the Guggenheim

PBase Photo Sharing
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University of Michigan SILS Art Image Browser

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Notable SiteKaliWeb Jackson Pollock Page

Notable SiteThe Pollock-Krasner Foundation
No artwork here - administers grants to visual artists

Repository of Abstract Art

Thomas Gibson Fine Art Ltd., London, UK -- Notable past sales
Number I (Lavender Mist), 1950

University of Virginia Digital Collections
Number 15, 1948

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Jackson Pollock  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteGrove Dictionary of Art Online (excerpt)  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Apollo Magazine
Article: "I am nature"

"Pollock Paints a Picture", from the May 1951 issue of Art News

"The Blue Print: A 50-year-old fingerprint on the side of a paint can fuels an attribution to Jackson Pollock - and charges of forgery"

Brain-Juice - 20th Century Biographies

Deutsche Bank Artmag
Issue 25 has 2 articles about Jackson Pollock

Frieze Magazine
"Splatter Movie -- The framing of Pollock"

Frieze Magazine
"The Photogenic Splat Jackson Pollock Retouched -- The legacy of Hans Namuth"

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

Report on a Pollock exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art

Salon Magazine
"Pollock": Actor Ed Harris' charged biopic is not quite the divine mess it should be

The Art Story

The Atlantic Monthly
"Live to Paint/Paint to Live," article by Lee Siegel

The New Yorker
"No Limits, Just Edges: Jackson Pollock Paintings on Paper", 2006 review by Peter Schjeldahl

The Village Voice
"No Limits, Just Edges: Jackson Pollock Paintings on Paper" , 2006 review by Jerry Saltz

The Village Voice
"Let It Drip", 1998 article by Jerry Saltz

Time Magazine
"An American Legend in Paris", 1982 article by Robert Hughes

Time Magazine
"Dappled Glories", 1998 article by Robert Hughes

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Flash presentation of 15 works, including Pollock's Lucifer, 1947
(click "explore 15 works" when you get past the intro)

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Interactive Flash feature: Jackson Pollock's Lucifer

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Interactive Flash feature: Jackson Pollock's Guardians of the Secret

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Interactive Flash feature: Pollock and His Time

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Art podcast: Adrian Searle discusses Jackson Pollock's Phosphorescence (1947)

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself
Some footage of and about Jackson Pollock

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
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Such Desperate Joy: Imagining Jackson Pollock

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Jackson Pollock: Interviews, Articles, and Reviews

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Love Affair: A Memoir of Jackson Pollock

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Jackson Pollock: New Approaches

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