|Plot Summary of Jackson Pollock: An American Saga|
|"Jackson Pollock as born the youngest of five brothers to a strong willed woman who managed to drive his father out of the house. He seems to have turned to drawing as much because his oldest brother was an aspiring artist as for any other reason. There is a good deal of information about Pollock's ancestors, his family, his work with Thomas Hart Benson and the New York art scene in the thirties and forties. The most important part of his life however came with his development of the technique of drip painting. The book has many reproductions of Pollock's work. A good deal of space is given to his relationship with Lee Krasner and his problems with alcohol."
Jack Goodstein, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Jackson Pollock: An American Saga|
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Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
- A ton 16-20 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
Lot of titilating info about love life?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
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