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Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock


POLLOCK. Toynton, Evelyn. Jackson Pollock

Yale Univ. Press

Cl. 2012

Book ID: 89755

Jackson Pollock not only put American art on the map with his famous "drip paintings," he also served as an inspiration for the character of Stanley Kowalski in Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire -- the role that made Marlon Brando famous. Like Brando, Pollock became an icon of rebellion in 1950s America, and the brooding, defiant persona captured in photographs contributed to his celebrity almost as much as his paintings. Evelyn Toynton examines Pollock's tumultuous childhood and adult life, giving depth to an artist sometimes caricatured as a devil-may-care drunk.

224 pp.