Monthly Archives: January 2008
I have been studying Jackson Pollock for the past few weeks and i am reading the excellent biography on him by Steven naifeth and Gregory White Smith ‘An American Saga’
A few thoughts so far.
He had a distant Father and Dominerring Mother whatever she wanted she usually got and if she did not like where she lived she soon found ways of moving the family the y never had time in Jacksons early years to make many friends, in the end Roy Pollock kind of gave up on his family and they mote or less lived seperate lives.
Jackson lost the tip of finger when he and a nieghbours boy were plying with a axe,
The buggy he and his Mother were riding in was charged at by a bull.
There was also a journey on a frieght Train, a journey that many of his contempories made as a means of transport and looking for work, there may have been homosexual happenings on that trip but it was not something that Jackson articulated much about, there is a account that he and a friend in later life talked about shared expriences on ‘that Train’ they where however not pleasant memories for him, when he arrived home he was noticably looking in a shocking state and took a while to get over it.
i shall be returning to the subect of Jackson Pollock in the near future.