Jackson Pollock

1912 - 1956

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Paul Jackson Pollock (; January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956) was an American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was widely noticed for his "drip technique" of pouring or splashing liquid household paint onto a horizontal surface, enabling him to view and paint his canvases from all angles. It was also called all-over painting and action painting, since he covered the entire canvas and used the force of his whole body to paint, often in a frenetic dancing style. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jackson Pollock has received more than 7,081,004 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 89 in 2019). Jackson Pollock is the 57th most popular painter (down from 56th in 2019), the 99th most popular biography from United States (down from 91st in 2019) and the most popular American Painter.

Jackson Pollock is most famous for his abstract paintings.

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Among painters, Jackson Pollock ranks 57 out of 1,428Before him are Andrea del Verrocchio, Georges Braque, Camille Pissarro, Fra Angelico, Anthony van Dyck, and Jean-François Millet. After him are Paolo Veronese, J. M. W. Turner, Giorgione, Diego Rivera, Théodore Géricault, and Georges Seurat.

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Among people born in 1912, Jackson Pollock ranks 5Before him are Alan Turing, Kim Il-sung, Pope John Paul I, and Eva Braun. After him are Milton Friedman, Erich Honecker, Wernher von Braun, Michelangelo Antonioni, John Cage, Otto von Habsburg, and Heinrich Harrer. Among people deceased in 1956, Jackson Pollock ranks 2Before him is Bertolt Brecht. After him are Irène Joliot-Curie, Konstantin von Neurath, Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, Jules Rimet, Pietro Badoglio, Emil Nolde, B. R. Ambedkar, Frederick Soddy, Alfred Kinsey, and Alexander Rodchenko.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jackson Pollock ranks 99 out of 15,968Before him are Stan Lee (1922), Charles Bronson (1921), Michael Douglas (1944), Edwin Hubble (1889), Samuel Morse (1791), and Jesse Owens (1913). After him are Frank Lloyd Wright (1867), Lyndon B. Johnson (1908), Joan Baez (1941), Gerald Ford (1913), Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927), and Chuck Norris (1940).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Jackson Pollock ranks 1After him are Edward Hopper (1882), Man Ray (1890), Mary Cassatt (1844), Margaret Keane (1927), Georgia O'Keeffe (1887), Norman Rockwell (1894), Robert Rauschenberg (1925), James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834), Lyonel Feininger (1871), Joseph Kosuth (1945), and Grant Wood (1891).