about the artist

Jackson Pollock, Number 1, 1950 (Lavender Mist) (detail), 1950, National Gallery of Art, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund, 1976.37.1

Pollock's daring abstract work legitimized the convergence and mastery of chance, intuition, and control. Layered skeins of paint generate beauty and order out of seemingly random gestures.


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