Jackson Pollock

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Yale University Press
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5.0 X 7.8 X 0.6 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author
Evelyn Toynton's work has appeared in Harper's, The Atlantic, The Times Literary Supplement, The New York Times Book Review, and The American Scholar. Her novel Modern Art, loosely based on the story of Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Her most recent novel is The Oriental Wife, published in 2011. She lives in Norfolk, England.
"Journalist and novelist Toynton . . . lends her multifarious talent to the story of the turbulent life of iconic artist Jackson Pollock. . . . Few are better suited to pen such a quotable and inspired contemporary portrait."--Publishers Weekly-- "Publishers Weekly"
"Toynton's sensitive and incisive book sorts through the wreckage of an imagination out of which so much of contemporary art would go on to assemble itself."--Kelly Grovier, Times Literary Supplement--Kelly Grovier "Times Literary Supplement" (4/6/2012 12:00:00 AM)
"This is a Vasari-like narrative of Jackson Pollock, and a case study of his depression, his propensity to get into fist fights when drunk, to be taciturn when sober, and to let himself be taken care of by the women in his life. But it is also a story of how he 'broke the ice, ' in de Kooning's words, enabling American painters to take world leadership in a fresh style of painting--huge, abstract, emotional, and direct. It is the book to read to find out what he was and was about."--Arthur Danto, author of Andy Warhol --Arthur Danto