about the artist
Pollock sketch after El Greco Jackson Pollock, Untitled, 1933-1938, pencil and colored pencil on paper, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Anonymous Gift, 1990 (1990.4.8ab) © 1993 by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Pollock's sketchbook, containing more than 500 drawings, shows his continued efforts to organize compositions rooted in twisting countershifts, as Benton had counseled. Pollock's early artistic training focused on traditional historical sources. Benton made his students study and reproduce the planar dynamics of European masterworks.


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