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Jackson Pollock

Painter (28-Jan-1912 — 11-Aug-1956)


Leonhard Emmerling. Jackson Pollock: 1912-1956. Taschen. 2003. 96pp.

Ines Janet Engelmann. Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. Prestel. 2007. 95pp.

Elizabeth Frank. Jackson Pollock. Abbeville Press. 1983. 128pp.

B. H. Friedman. Jackson Pollock: Energy Made Visible. Da Capo Press. 1995. 368pp.

John Golding. Paths to the Absolute: Mondrian, Malevich, Kandinsky, Pollock, Newman, Rothko, and Still. Princeton University Press. 2000. 240pp.

Helen A. Harrison (editor). Such Desperate Joy: Imagining Jackson Pollock. Thunder's Mouth Press. 2000. 320pp.

Pepe Karmel (editor). Jackson Pollock: Interviews, Articles, and Reviews. Museum of Modern Art. 1999. 283pp.

Ruth Kligman. Love Affair: A Memoir of Jackson Pollock. Cooper Square Press. 1999. 224pp.

Steven Naifeh; Gregory White Smith. Jackson Pollock: An American Saga. HarperCollins. 1989. 934pp.

Frank O'Hara. Jackson Pollock. George Braziller. 1959. 125pp.

Jeffrey Potter. To a Violent Grave: An Oral Biography of Jackson Pollock. Putnam. 1985. 303pp.

Carter Ratcliff. The Fate of a Gesture: Jackson Pollock and Postwar American Art. Farrar, Straus, Giroux. 1996. 352pp.

Bryan Robertson. Jackson Pollock. Thames and Hudson. 1968. 215pp.

Deborah Solomon. Jackson Pollock: A Biography. Simon and Schuster. 1987. 287pp.

Justin Spring. The Essential Jackson Pollock. Harry N. Abrams. 1998. 112pp.

Anthony White. Jackson Pollock's Blue Poles. National Gallery of Australia. 2002. 120pp.

Donald Wigal. Jackson Pollock: Veiling the Image. Parkstone Press. 2006. 208pp.


  1. A Pollock Restored, a Mystery Revealed
    by Carol Vogel. The New York Times, 27-May-2013.


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  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.893)

  8. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.607)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.566)

  10. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.434)

  11. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1178)

  12. Webster's American Biographies (p.833)

  13. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.816)

  14. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.579)

  15. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.401)

  16. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.4, p.79)

  17. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.65)

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