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Action Jackson

by Jan Greenberg


One late spring morning the American artist Jackson Pollock began work on the canvas that would ultimately come to be known as Number 1, 1950 (Lavender Mist).

Award-winning authors Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan use this moment as the departure point for a unique picture book about a great painter and the way in which he worked. Their lyrical text, drawn from Pollock's own comments and those made by members of his immediate circle, is perfectly complemented by vibrant watercolors by Robert Andrew Parker that honor his spirit of the artist without imitating his paintings.

A photographic reproduction of the finished painting, a short biography, a bibliography, and a detailed list of notes and sources that are fascinating reading in their own right make this an authoritative as well as beautiful book for readers of all ages.

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Book Information

Copyright year 2007
ISBN-13 9780312367510
ISBN-10 0312367511
Class Copyright
Publisher Square Fish
File Size 0 MB
Number of Pages 32
Shelf No. JN133
Grade Range 1 - 5
Ages 6 - 10
Lexile 650L
Curriculums Wit and Wisdom Trademarks