Biography: Jackson Pollock
Some call it chaos, others call it genius. And yet, regardless of personal taste, the profound impact Jackson Pollock's work has had on modern art cannot be denied.
Now, discover the true story behind the enigmatic artist whose iconic splatter and drip techniques forever changed the face of Abstract Expressionism in the twentieth century. From his near lifelong struggles with alcohol and his tumultuous marriage to artist Lee Krasner to his destructive encounter with fame, this program probes every corner of Pollock's short, yet dramatic, life. Learn how the artist's painting career began with the emulation of his older brother, Charles, and how a 1949 article in Life magazine thrust Pollock suddenly, and uncomfortably, into a life of prominence - a life he was ultimately unable to sustain.
Featuring extensive photgraphs and in-depth interviews with biographers, friends, and Pollock (2000) director Ed Harris, Biography presents the definitive profile of one of American art's most tragic legends.