Jackson Pollock





Welcome back to 2018.  Our artist for inspiration for this term is Jackson Pollock.  It is great to do this art outside because it can be very messy.  Our first piece of work was completed on a big white sheet.

Paul Jackson Pollock, known professionally as Jackson Pollock, was an American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was well known for his unique style of drip painting. He would paint with canvases on the floor and his tools in the air – not ever touching the canvas. He used sticks, spoons, turkey basters to drip, drizzle and pour paint onto the canvas. He would draw the elements in the air before they dropped down on the canvas.

Critics called his paintings action paintings because they involved a lot of physical activity. Shuffling feet as he moved around the canvas, rotating of the wrist, arm and shoulder and flicking of the wrist.  Great for our gross motor skills!


Born: 28 January 1912, Cody, Wyoming, United States

Died: 11 August 1956, Springs, New York, United States

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