movement. During his lifetime, Pollock enjoyed considerable fame and notoriety. He was regarded as a mostly reclusive artist. He had a volatile personality, and struggled with alcoholism for most of his life. In 1945, he married the artist Lee Krasner
, who became an important influence on his career and on his legacy.
Pollock died at the age of 44 in an alcohol-related car accident.
..people have always frightened and bored me, consequently I have been within my own shell.. (1929)
It came into existence because I had to paint it. Any attempt on my part to say something about it, to attempt explanation of the inexplicable, could only destroy it. (1947, on his painting ‘She wolf’)
Energy and motion made visible – memories arrested in space. (around 1948-‘49)