Join Historic Spanish Point for a special presentation series from Baila Miller on the Artistic Rivals that rocked the art world!
TICKETS: $15 for Historic Spanish Point members | $20 for future members. Tickets can be purchased online at the link below, or by calling 941-966-5214. Please call for Member pricing.
Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) was an influential American painter and a major figure in the American abstract expressionist movement. During his lifetime, Pollock became the Toast of New York because of his original “drip” paintings. He was notorious for his volatile personality and his struggle with alcoholism. In 1945, he married the artist Lee Krasner, who became an important influence on his career and on his legacy.
Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) was a Dutch-American abstract expressionist artist who was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He moved to New York City in 1927. In the post-World War II era, de Kooning painted in a style that came to be referred to as Abstract expressionism or “action painting.” He was a significant member of a group who became known as The New York School.