about the artist

Jackson Pollock, The She-Wolf. (1943) Oil, gouache, and plaster on canvas, 41 7/8" x 67" (106.4 x 170.2 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchase. Photograph © 1999 The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

The She-Wolf evokes the myth of Romulus and Remus and is reminiscent of primitive cave painting where handprints were used as a mark of authorship.


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