Jackson Pollock Quotes

Who was Jackson Pollock?

Jackson Pollock was an American painter known for his unique method of action painting.

Born January 28, 1912
Died August 11, 1956
Aged 44 years old

Books by Jackson Pollock

Best 9 Quotes by Jackson Pollock

“A canvas is an arena in which to act.”

“A real friend is someone you say a sentence to and they know ten thousand words behind that sentence.”

“Art is coming face to face with yourself.”

“I've been thinking of death a lot, and I am amazed by its inevitability, frightened, as we all are, of the totally unknown, and yet feel a long sleep is somehow earned by those of us who live on the edge.”

“If people would just look at the paintings, I don't think they would have any trouble enjoying them. It's like looking at a bed of flowers, you don't tear your hair out over what it means.”

“It doesn't matter how the paint is put on, as long as something is said.”

“Painting is no problem. The problem is what to do when you're not painting.”

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“Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.”

“The secret of success is… to be fully awake to everything about you.”

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“I've always enjoyed feeling a connection to the avant-garde, such as Dada and surrealism and pop art. The only thing the artist can do is be honest with themselves and make the art they want to make. That's what I've always done.”

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