Jackson Pollock, first showed his works to the public he was disapproved of by the narrow minded critics.
Early Art Work Pollock preferred the fluidity of commercial enamel house paints to the more viscous texture of traditional oils. This choice allowed him to weave a more intricate pictorial web, flinging swirls of paint onto the canvas.
Pollock was not your typical painter that everyone would describe in their mental picture. He did not use the same style of painting as others. Most painters place their canvas on a stand. It made it easier to reach as well as easier to see. Jackson Pollock took a different approach. He placed his full-sized canvas on the floor. He did that because it let him approach his painting from all four sides. Pollock believed that painting from all four sides would put him "inside" the painting.
Pollock's early artistic training focused on traditional historical sources. Benton made his students study and reproduce the planar dynamics of European masterworks.
In his fading years, he became more and more frantic to protect his turf, even though rehabilitated drinking destabilized his spirited edge. In no time at all, Jackson Pollock had fallen out of style and he had become a dismal figure by 1952.
Late Career A classic "drip" picture by Jackson Pollock is believed to have become the world's most expensive painting after it was sold in America by the Hollywood entertainment mogul David Geffen for $140 million .