Jackson Pollock was an influential American painter and major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. His most notable artworks are his unique style, drip paintings. During his lifetime, Pollock enjoyed a considerable amount of fame and notoriety and was a major artist of his generation.
Pollock was born in Wyoming, USA, in 1912, throughout his childhood he experienced a lot of Native American culture whilst taking trips with his father which later influenced his artwork. In 1929, Jason Pollock studied at the Student’s League in New York under regionalist painter, Thomas Hart Benton who inspired his artwork alongside certain aspects of Surrealism.