Born 1912 and died in 1956
He was a big factor in the abstract expressionist movement with his paintings, it also called action painting, since your using more movement than a normal painting.
His wife Lee Krasner was an influence on his work.
He went to Manual Arts High School in CA where he was expelled.
He studied under Thomas Hart Benton at the Art Students League in NYC. Pollock learned rhythmic use of paint and his fierce independence were more lasting from him.
Pollocks paint pouring came from a workshop in NYC from David Alfaro Siqueiros. during that time he came up with whats known as his "drip" technique.
1938 to 1942 Pollock worked for the WPA Federal Art Project. during that time and through out his life he was a big drinker.