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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 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 7,638,268 page views. His biography is available in 94 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 93 in 2019). Jackson Pollock is the 62nd most popular painter (down from 57th in 2019), the 115th most popular biography from United States (down from 99th 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 62 out of 1,421Before him are Jean-François Millet, Egon Schiele, Artemisia Gentileschi, Kazimir Malevich, Anthony van Dyck, and Giorgione. After him are Giovanni Bellini, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Théodore Géricault, Alfred Sisley, Piero della Francesca, and Henri Rousseau.

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Among people born in 1912, Jackson Pollock ranks 7Before him are Alan Turing, Kim Il-sung, Pope John Paul I, Eva Braun, Milton Friedman, and Wernher von Braun. After him are Erich Honecker, Otto von Habsburg, Michelangelo Antonioni, Heinrich Harrer, John Cage, and Carlo Ponti. 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, Frederick Soddy, Robert Walser, Emil Nolde, and Lucien Febvre.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jackson Pollock ranks 115 out of 18,182Before him are Gerald Ford (1913), Douglas MacArthur (1880), Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927), Lyndon B. Johnson (1908), Dustin Hoffman (1937), and Katharine Hepburn (1907). After him are Frank Lloyd Wright (1867), Carl Rogers (1902), Madonna (1958), Vince McMahon (1945), James Watson (1928), and Ray Charles (1930).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Jackson Pollock ranks 1After him are Mary Cassatt (1844), Edward Hopper (1882), Georgia O'Keeffe (1887), Man Ray (1890), Margaret Keane (1927), Norman Rockwell (1894), James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834), Robert Rauschenberg (1925), Joseph Kosuth (1945), Grandma Moses (1860), and Lyonel Feininger (1871).