Jackson Pollock

American, b. 1912, Cody, Wyoming; d. 1956, Springs, New York
Jackson Pollock


In 1947, Jackson Pollock began pouring, dripping, or flinging paint using sticks, remnants of paint brushes, and paint stirrers onto large canvases laid on the floor, creating thick layers of wet paint. Known today as his “drips paintings,” this innovative technique brought Pollock international fame and established him as one of the most prolific first-generation Abstract Expressionists. Number 12, 1952 was donated to New York State from Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller’s personal collection in 1966 after being largely damaged in a fire at the New York State Executive Mansion and underwent significant conservation in 1990.

Number 12, 1952


Jackson Pollock, Number 12


Title: Number 12, 1952
Date: 1952
Medium: mixed media
Dimensions: 102.25 x 89.5 inches
Accession Number: P74.1
Location: Corning Tower Concourse Level









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