Abstract Expressionist artist whose famous, drip-painted works include "Number 1, 1950 (Lavender Mist)" and "Autumn Rhythm."
He traveled across the country during his childhood with his land surveyor father. During this period, Pollock was exposed to and greatly inspired by Native American art work.
His problems with alcoholism intensified as his artistic fame increased. Sadly, he died at age forty-four in an alcohol-related car accident.
He married fellow painter, Lee Krasner, in 1945.
He and Salvador Dali were both known for their imaginative, experimental paintings.
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