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Happy Birthday Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock and Walter Quirt

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Jackson Pollock and Walter Quirt worked together as WPA muralists throughout the late 1930’s and early 1940’s. A 1999 publication by the MoMA  discusses Walter Quirt’s influence on Jackson Pollock in the early 1940’s. In 1944 Sidney Janis published Abstract and Surrealist Art in America- This publication was one of the first to focus on the importance of the burgeoning New York School. In its pages, Mr. Janis placed Pollock’s She-Wolf along side of Quirt’s The Crucified.

Abstract Art in America by Sidney Janis(1944) in front of The Crucified by Walter Quirt (1943)
Abstract Art in America by Sidney Janis(1944) in front of The Crucified by Walter Quirt (1943)
The Crucified 1943 Oil on Canvas 30x50 inches
The Crucified  Walter Quirt 1943 Oil on Canvas 30×50 inches
Jackson Pollock She-Wolf 1943
Jackson Pollock She-Wolf 1943