Pollock, Jackson, House and Studio

Also known as: Krasner-Pollock House and Study Center
830 Fireplace Rd., East Hampton, New York

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Description 

From 1945 until his death, this was the home and workplace of Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), considered one of the most revolutionary figures in the history of 20th-century art and a key ingredient in what has been called "the triumph of American painting." With Pollock taking his art to a transcendent level and other artists of talent seizing courage from his bold example, the locus of the art world shifted from Paris to New York. It was while living here with his wife Lee Krasner that Pollock, in 1947, invented the technique of pouring and propelling paint through the air and initiated his use of metallic paint. Jackson Pollock created the most forceful oeuvre of his time. Lee Krasner, Pollock's wife, worked in his shadow, devoting much of her time and energy to saving Pollock from destruction; nevertheless, she found time to work at her own Abstract Expressionist painting, and is now recognized as an important artist. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, April 19, 1994

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 19, 1994
Reference number
94001193
Architectural styles
Other architectural type; Victorian; L-shaped,Queen Anne elements
Area of significance
Art
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person; A - Event
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Professional; Single dwelling
Current functions
Secondary structure; Research facility; Museum
Periods of significance
1925-1949; 1950-1974; 1975-2000
Significant years
1945; 1947; 1956
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2
Contributing sites: 1
Contributing objects: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 3

Update Log 

  • March 21, 2017: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett

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