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Deborah Solomon's biography sets Jackson Pollock in his time and portrays him as a shy, often withdrawn person, full of insecurities and self-doubts, and frequently unable to express himself about his art or its meaning. Solomon interviewed two hundred people who knew Pollock and his work and she has drawn extensively on Pollock's own writings and other personal papers. Sh Deborah Solomon's biography sets Jackson Pollock in his time and portrays him as a shy, often withdrawn person, full of insecurities and self-doubts, and frequently unable to express himself about his art or its meaning. Solomon interviewed two hundred people who knew Pollock and his work and she has drawn extensively on Pollock's own writings and other personal papers. She examines the artist's relationships with his family; his wife and fellow artist Lee Krasner; art patron Peggy Guggenheim; the painters Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, and many more.


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Deborah Solomon's biography sets Jackson Pollock in his time and portrays him as a shy, often withdrawn person, full of insecurities and self-doubts, and frequently unable to express himself about his art or its meaning. Solomon interviewed two hundred people who knew Pollock and his work and she has drawn extensively on Pollock's own writings and other personal papers. Sh Deborah Solomon's biography sets Jackson Pollock in his time and portrays him as a shy, often withdrawn person, full of insecurities and self-doubts, and frequently unable to express himself about his art or its meaning. Solomon interviewed two hundred people who knew Pollock and his work and she has drawn extensively on Pollock's own writings and other personal papers. She examines the artist's relationships with his family; his wife and fellow artist Lee Krasner; art patron Peggy Guggenheim; the painters Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, and many more.

30 review for Jackson Pollock: A Biography

  1. 5 out of 5

    Aveugle Vogel

    "unadorned edges of bedspreads" "unadorned edges of bedspreads"

  2. 5 out of 5

    Lauren Albert

    A very good biography of Pollock which shows his good and bad sides without exaggerating his psychological issues or overplaying his alcoholism. She does make a really good case that his art was at its best when he was sober. Solomon also does a good job portraying Krasner without either showing her art too much (it's not her biography) or too little attention. A very good biography of Pollock which shows his good and bad sides without exaggerating his psychological issues or overplaying his alcoholism. She does make a really good case that his art was at its best when he was sober. Solomon also does a good job portraying Krasner without either showing her art too much (it's not her biography) or too little attention.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Victoria Nicholson

    I read through this book very fast perhaps skimmed parts.It had good information on Pollock that was hopefully accurate.The writing is terse and journalistic for a biography of a abstract-exspressionist painter. I found the writing relaxing and easy to read.As Faulkner commented on Hemmingway it did not send me to the dictionary.Sometimes that style is a good relaxing read.

  4. 4 out of 5

    janicec100

    This book was better than the biography I recently read about Lee Krasner, his wife. I liked this one. You get a real sense of the person, Jackson Pollock, complete with all the demons he battled in his short life. Thanks Lily T for loaning me this book!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Mary Stephanos

    This biography offers a good, general introduction to Pollock, his work, and his psychological torment. It appears to present a clear and balanced portrait of the artist, but it does feel slim in content. For anyone interested in Pollock, this book is a good start.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Zee

    One of my favorite artist of all time!! Had to give him 5 stars!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    Lots of details and an enormous sense of desperation. Sad but probably really accurate...? It wasn't super interesting to me, mainly factual. Lots of details and an enormous sense of desperation. Sad but probably really accurate...? It wasn't super interesting to me, mainly factual.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Marsmannix

    if you like (or hate) Jackson Pollock read this, then watch the movie with Ed Harris

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    Jason

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