Jackson Pollock

1912 - 1956

Jackson Pollock

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 technique of pouring or splashing liquid household paint onto a horizontal surface ('drip technique'), enabling him to view and paint his canvases from all angles. It was also called 'action painting', since he 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 5,333,930 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 56th most popular painter.

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Among painters, Jackson Pollock ranks 56 out of 1,258Before him are Andrea del Verrocchio, Fra Angelico, Egon Schiele, Georges Braque, Kazimir Malevich, and Jean-François Millet. After him are Paolo Veronese, Camille Pissarro, Giorgione, Henri Rousseau, Giovanni Bellini, and Frans Hals.

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Among people born in 1912, Jackson Pollock ranks 5Before him are Kim Il-sung, Alan Turing, Pope John Paul I, and Eva Braun. After him are Milton Friedman, Wernher von Braun, Erich Honecker, Michelangelo Antonioni, Otto von Habsburg, John Cage, and Alfredo Stroessner. Among people deceased in 1956, Jackson Pollock ranks 3Before him are Bertolt Brecht and Irène Joliot-Curie. After him are Konstantin von Neurath, B. R. Ambedkar, Jules Rimet, Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, Pietro Badoglio, Emil Nolde, Alfred Kinsey, Frederick Soddy, and Robert Walser.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jackson Pollock ranks 91 out of 12,171Before him are Rosa Parks (1913), Robert Redford (1936), Robin Williams (1951), Edwin Hubble (1889), Tina Turner (1939), and Meryl Streep (1949). After him are Isadora Duncan (1877), Frank Lloyd Wright (1867), Bill Clinton (1946), Lyndon B. Johnson (1908), Dustin Hoffman (1937), and Milton Friedman (1912).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Jackson Pollock ranks 1After him are Edward Hopper (1882), Mary Cassatt (1844), Man Ray (1890), Margaret Keane (1927), Norman Rockwell (1894), Georgia O'Keeffe (1887), Robert Rauschenberg (1925), Lyonel Feininger (1871), James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834), Bob Ross (1942), and Jasper Johns (1930).