This book offers a detailed and complex portrait of a complicated person.
Any art history student studying Pollock and the New York abstract expressionist movement will find plenty of insight here.
The beginning of this book is hard to get through but once Jackson moved to New York, I was totally absorbed in his story.
This bio is thorough and those who love art, Pollock, and/or Jungian psychology will be greatly rewarded. I can't say enough great things about the book... Read morePublished 5 months ago by MG
As someone who has studied Pollock and the art milieu of the 30s-50s, this biography is most notable for the incredibly irritatingly personally negative approach it takes to... Read morePublished 8 months ago by John Sheridan
My son has a Pollock drip painting (reproduction of course) hanging in his front room. I found my eyes drawn to it and decided to do some research on Pollock. Read morePublished 14 months ago by BrokenArrow
This is such an interesting book. It not only goes far back in Pollack history but also includes sections on other artists like Thomas Hart Benton who were a big part of Jackson's... Read morePublished 19 months ago by J. Painter
Book is huge and I'm not done, but learning much about Pollock and his personality. Saw the movie and had to know more about him.Published on August 21, 2012 by Cynthia Ferrese
I can't say for certain how accurate all the information presented is, but there is no doubt Pollock had a very rough go psychologically. Read morePublished on January 30, 2012 by Thomas Hawking
This book offers a detailed and complex portrait of a complicated person. Richly illustrated and packed with a critical and insightful text it offers a wonderful overview of... Read morePublished on November 9, 2011 by William J. Havlicek, PhD
I agree with a previous scathing reviewer regarding the authors' sins of biography. However, the book is very readable, it covers all the facts of Pollock's life, and provides... Read morePublished on March 15, 2011 by disco75
Anyone who is interested in Jackson Pollock, should read this book. The movie, "Pollock" is based on this book. Read morePublished on February 11, 2011 by Blaze