Expressionist artist, known for his famously experimental painting method, in which he frenetically spattered paint around the canvas.
He was exposed to many Native American arts when travelling on across the country with his father on land surveying trips for the government.
Suffered from Bipolar Disorder, along with Alcoholism, and both intensified with the pressures of fame over time.
Married Lee Krasner in 1945
Like Salvador Dali, Pollack's legacy lies in the intensity of his experimental and imaginative approaches to painting.