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January 28: Jackson Pollock. ACTION JACKSON
Jackson Pollock, artist
Jan. 28, 1912-Aug. 11, 1956
Action Jackson by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker (Frances Lincoln Publishers, 2005)
Splatter painting anyone? This is a riveting look at Lavender Mist, one of abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock’s most famous paintings and how he came to paint it.
Browse the collection of Pollock’s work at The Museum of Modern Art at MoMa.org.