Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock Quotes

  • ''Bums are the well-to-do of this day. They didn't have as far to fall.''
    Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), U.S. artist. Letter, February 3, 1933, to his father. Jackson Pollock: A Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Drawings and Other Works, vol. 4, eds. Francis V. O'Connor and Eugene V. Thaw (1978). "This day" referred to the Great Depression.
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  • ''The method of painting is the natural growth out of a need. I want to express my feelings rather than illustrate them. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement.... I can control the flow of paint: there is no accident, just as there is no beginning and no end.''
    Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), U.S. artist. repr. In Bryan Robertson, Jackson Pollock (1960). Narrative for film by Hans Nemuth and Paul Falkenberg (1951).

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