Paul Jackson Pollock 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.
Born: 28 January 1912, Cody, Wyoming, United States
Died: 11 August 1956, Springs, New York, United States
Spouse: Lee Krasner (m. 1945–1956)
Periods: Abstract expressionism, Modern art, Action painting