Spend a moment focusing on your own creativity. Paint like Jackson Pollack! I am in Vancouver Canada attending Linda Naiman’s- Creativity at Work– Transformational Leadership for an Age of Innovation Workshop and am doing some of the same kinds of things here!
A very zen-entrepreneurial quote by Jackson Pollack: When I am in my painting, I’m not aware of what I’m doing. It’s only after a sort of “get acquainted” period that I see what I have been about. I have no fears about making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.
About Jackson Pollock (1912-1956)
Born 1912 in Cody, Wyoming, Died 1956 in The Springs, New York
Paul Jackson Pollock is accredited with developing the original style of abstract expressionism contributed to American artists. He worked with house paint, large brushes, and canvas big enough to cover an entire wall. His movement emphasized the free and spontaneous flow of the brush in a
dynamic composition producing intricate webs of paint with rhythmic repetition that are distinctly Pollock.
Studying under Thomas Benton at the arts Students League, he also traveled widely throughout the United States and was greatly influenced by the murals of Jose Clemete Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueros. During the early 1940?s Pollock?s work shows the influence of Picasso including, Natural, Insane, Surrealist Art.
Peggy Guggenheim in the Art of This Century gallery in New York, 1943, held Pollock’s first solo. In Paris, 1950, he was the solo artist to open the Studio Paul Facchetti. His work was widely known and
exhibited in the United States and abroad. Killed in an automobile accident on August 11,1956, his career had a lasting impact on the art world and the meaning of art and freedom of expression as it pertains to art.