15 Most Famous Jackson Pollock Paintings

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Paul Jackson Pollock widely known as Jackson Pollock was an American painter who was born on 28 January 1912 in Cody, Wyoming, United States and died on 11 August 1956 in Springs, New York, United States. This article contains 15 most famous Jackson Pollock paintings.

Famous Jackson Pollock Paintings

Abstract Expressionism achieves this by letting the medium and composition communicate for itself. Artists like Pollock believed that it was the viewer (and not the artist) who defines and interpret the meaning of the abstract expressionist artwork thus, there is no relevance on what artist thinks or conveys while producing the work

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Gestural abstraction is clearly evident in Pollock’s works which feature vigorous and spontaneous movement through seemingly chaotic marks. The works were created with intention, but the effect is that of random impulse. Pollock let his moods determine the colour and the direction and location of paint that he splattered on a canvas on the ground. It may looks as though he merely stepped back and threw paint at the canvas, but every movement of the can or brush was done with purpose.

While it remains challenging to enlist the most famous Jackson Pollock paintings, we’ve chosen the widely appreciated ones. Have a look

Convergence

Convergence by Jackson Pollock
Convergence by Jackson Pollock

Convergence is a painting produced by Jackson Pollock in 1952. This represents earlier works of abstract expressionism and considered as one of the best bravest action paintings. This painting can be viewed at Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York.

One: Number 31, 1950

One Number 31, 1950 by Jackson Pollock - famous Jackson Pollock paintings.
One Number 31, 1950 by Jackson Pollock

One: Number 31, 1950 is a painting produced by Jackson Pollock in 1950. In the summer and autumn of 1950, the artist produced three wall size paintings which included this one too. The dimension of this painting are 269.5 x 530.8 cm. This is one of the most famous Jackson Pollock paintings.

Shimmering Substance

Shimmering Substance by Jackson Pollock
Shimmering Substance by Jackson Pollock

Shimmering Substance is a painting produced by Jackson Pollock in 1946. This painting is Jackson Pollock’s first completely non-representational works of the abstract art. The dimension of this painting are 76.3 x 61.6 cm.

Mural on Indian Red Ground

Mural on Indian Red Ground by Jackson Pollock
Mural on Indian Red Ground by Jackson Pollock

Mural on Indian Red Ground is a painting produced by Jackson Pollock in 1950. This painting is valued at about $250 million and is considered one of Pollock’s greatest works. This painting can be viewed at Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran.

No. 5, 1948

No. 5, 1948 by Jackson Pollock
No. 5, 1948 by Jackson Pollock

No. 5, 1948 is a painting produced by Jackson Pollock in 1948. The artist was known for his contributions to the abstract expressionist movement. The dimension of this painting are 2.4 m × 1.2 m.

Number 1 (Lavender Mist)

Number 1 (Lavender Mist) by Jackson Pollock
Number 1 (Lavender Mist) by Jackson Pollock

Number 1 (Lavender Mist) is a painting produced by Jackson Pollock in 1950. In this painting, the artist used drip painting technique. This painting can be viewed at National Gallery of Art East Building.

Number 11, 1952

Number 11, 1952 by Jackson Pollock
Number 11, 1952 by Jackson Pollock

Number 11, 1952 is a painting produced by Jackson Pollock. This painting is also known by the name as Blue poles. It was Pollock choice not to assign names to his works, but rather numbers. This painting can be viewed at National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

The Deep

The Deep by Jackson Pollock famous Jackson Pollock paintings.
The Deep by Jackson Pollock

The Deep is a painting produced by Jackson Pollock in 1953. Many interpretation of this paintings means deep and profound void or hole, a viscous cut or dying man, hence the name The Deep. This painting can be viewed at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.

Autumn Rhythm

Autumn Rhythm by Jackson Pollock
Autumn Rhythm by Jackson Pollock

Autumn Rhythm is a painting produced by Jackson Pollock in 1950. The original title given to this painting was Number 30 but it was changed later. The dimension of this painting are 266.7 x 525.8 cm.

The She-Wolf

The She-Wolf by Jackson Pollock
The She-Wolf by Jackson Pollock

The She-Wolf is a painting produced by Jackson Pollock in 1943. This painting was featured in Pollock’s first solo exhibition at an Art of This Century gallery in New York in 1943. The dimension of this painting is 106.4 x 170.2 cm.

Number 1A, 1948

Number 1A, 1948 by Jackson Pollock
Number 1A, 1948 by Jackson Pollock

Number 1A, 1948 is a painting produced by Jackson Pollock in 1948. Jackson’s wife commented on numbering paintings “Numbers are neutral. They make people look at a painting for what it is—pure painting”. The dimension of this painting is 172.7 x 264.2 cm.

Stenographic Figure

Stenographic Figure by Jackson Pollock
Stenographic Figure by Jackson Pollock

Stenographic Figure is a painting produced by Jackson Pollock in 1942. This painting style is bright and airy which reflect perhaps the artist new relationship with painter Lee Krasner. The dimension of this painting is 101.6 x 142.2 cm.

Easter and the Totem

Easter and the Totem by Jackson Pollock
Easter and the Totem by Jackson Pollock

Easter and the Totem is a painting produced by Jackson Pollock in 1953. The totemic forms at the left and right in this painting reflect his renewed interest in using a brush to paint quasi-figurative images. The dimension of this painting are 208.6 x 147.3 cm.

Summertime: Number 9A

Summertime Number 9A by Jackson Pollock
Summertime Number 9A by Jackson Pollock

Summertime: Number 9A is a painting produced by Jackson Pollock in 1948. The rhythms in this painting reflect his belief that ‘The modern artist is working and expressing an inner world. The dimension of this painting is 848 x 5550 mm.

Ocean Greyness

Ocean Greyness by Jackson Pollock
Ocean Greyness by Jackson Pollock

One of the many famous Jackson Pollock paintings is – Ocean Greyness. It is a painting produced by Jackson Pollock in 1953. Vogue magazine published fashion photographs by Cecil Beaton of models posing in front of Pollock’s drip paintings in 1951. The dimension of this painting is 146.7 x 229 cm.

Regardless of the critic’s viewpoints on that subject, irrespective of the rational definitions of art, the Abstract Expressionists achieved Tolstoy’s ideal and went beyond it to an extent where it helped the viewers to explore thought-provoking ideas about religion, time, space, popular culture, and more.

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