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Jackson Paul Pollock was an American painter who was a leader of the abstract expressionist movement He was born in Cody Wyoming and studied at the Art Students League in New York City with Thomas Hart Benton Pollock spent several years traveling around the country and sketching In the late 1930s and early 1940s he worked in New York City on the Work Projects Administration Federal Art Project His early paintings in the naturalistic style of Benton depict the American scene realistically Between 1943 and 1947 Pollock influenced by surrealism adopted a freer and more abstract style After 1947 Pollock worked as an abstract expressionist developing a technique that was called action-painting in which the artist drips paint and commercial enamels from sticks onto huge canvases that stretched on the floor By doing this Pollock produced complex interlaced patterns of color such as Full Fathom Five and Lucifer van der Vlugt 2003 After 1950 his style changed again as he crisscrossed raw white canvas with thin lines of brown and black pigment One of his famous paints is called number one Bruce 2004 which is located at the Museum of modern Art in New York City The piece is Oil on canvas 68 inches x 104 inches Sullivan 2004 By looking at the painting you can take many things away from it What ever your imagination required was the tempo that Pollack tried to make you see Jackson Pollocks Number One shows how much paint can be unrestricted unexpected uncontrolled Lore-Elbel-Bruce 2003 Number one is a piece that looks very intrigue By the perception of eye it looks like the painting has many layers because of the way he painted on top of dry paint and the way he used different color schemes to make that effect Willem de Koonings sixty-year career began in Holland from which he was born where he studied fine and applied arts at the Rotterdam Academy After serving as an
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