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The experience...the physical Jackson Pollock, 1912–1956 Nationality: American American painter, the commanding figure of the Abstract Expressionist movement.

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Albert Irvin, artist - obituary

Albert Irvin, the painter, who has died aged 92, started out in the 1950s as a figurative artist of the kitchen sink school, but after discovering Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko at a famous Tate exhibition in 1956 he reinvented himself as an exponent of a dazzlingly vigorous abstract expressionism, becoming one of Britain’s most respected abstract artists.

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After his move to Springs, he began painting with his canvases laid out on the studio floor, and he developed what was later called his "drip" technique. One: Number 31 - Art by Jackson Pollock.

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