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Jackson Pollock is one of the most famous and commercial artists of the 20th century. Known for his extravagant technique on large canvases, Pollock was a leading figure for the abstract expressionistic art of the 50s. His paintings were the symbol, not only for the art and the artists of the postwar era, but for the culture, the society and the politic scene in America, as well.
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And while his involvement in the abstract expressionistic movement, and the work he produced during the 50s, is what made Pollock a known and successful artist, the technique and themes of his earlier works are not even close to the conscienceless expression of his action painting....more