Jackson Pollock

1912 - 1956

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Paul Jackson Pollock (; January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956) was an American painter. A major figure in the abstract expressionist movement, Pollock 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 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 8,736,660 page views. His biography is available in 96 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 94 in 2019). Jackson Pollock is the 81st most popular painter (down from 62nd in 2019), the 163rd most popular biography from United States (down from 115th 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 81 out of 2,023Before him are Francisco de Zurbarán, Cimabue, Gustave Doré, Diego Rivera, François Boucher, and Alfred Sisley. After him are Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Canaletto, Pietro Perugino, Berthe Morisot, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, and Honoré Daumier.

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Among people born in 1912, Jackson Pollock ranks 9Before him are Pope John Paul I, Eva Braun, Erich Honecker, Milton Friedman, Wernher von Braun, and Otto von Habsburg. After him are Michelangelo Antonioni, János Kádár, Millvina Dean, Raoul Wallenberg, Jorge Amado, and Alfredo Stroessner. Among people deceased in 1956, Jackson Pollock ranks 4Before him are Bertolt Brecht, Irène Joliot-Curie, and B. R. Ambedkar. After him are Konstantin von Neurath, Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, Pietro Badoglio, Jules Rimet, Emil Nolde, Frederick Soddy, Juho Kusti Paasikivi, and Lucien Febvre.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jackson Pollock ranks 163 out of 20,380Before him are John Wayne (1907), John Steinbeck (1902), Denzel Washington (1954), Frank Lloyd Wright (1867), Herbert Hoover (1874), and Dale Carnegie (1888). After him are Olympias (-375), Barry Barish (1936), Sharon Tate (1943), Amelia Earhart (1897), Paul Newman (1925), and William James Sidis (1898).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Jackson Pollock ranks 1After him are Mary Cassatt (1844), Man Ray (1890), Edward Hopper (1882), Georgia O'Keeffe (1887), Grant Wood (1891), Richard Serra (1939), Norman Rockwell (1894), Robert Rauschenberg (1925), Frederic Edwin Church (1826), Joseph Kosuth (1945), and James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834).