The American Painter
Jackson Pollock was considered by some to be the quintessential American painter of the twentieth century. Not only did he pioneer his own style, but his upbringing exacerbates his “Americaness”. Pollock was born in Cody, Wyoming on a sheep farm and eventually made his way to New York where his art career proliferated. He is the artist version of the “American Dream.”
Autumn Rhythm (Number 30) is indicative of Pollock’s characteristic style. A web of color causes the viewer’s eye to race around the canvas creating a sense of movement.