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Jackson Pollock: 1912-1956

This site from the National Gallery of Art explores the career of the famous and controversial postmodern painter, Jackson Pollock. The Website examines the evolution of Pollock's technique from a student of the painter Thomas Hart Benton through his increasing abstractionism to his revolutionary "drippings." Particular attention is paid to the qualities of a 1950 work "Lavender Mist," which...
The Correspondence of James McNeill Whistler

James McNeill Whistler was one of the 19th century's most distinguished painters, and he was a lover of correspondence. In 2003, a number of projects were held to mark the centenary of his death, and this website represents one facet of those works. The online database of Whistler's correspondence was made possible by the British Academy Committee on Academy Research Projects, the Arts and...