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Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers, circa 1905-1984

Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956

Painter

Representative image for Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers, circa 1905-1984

The papers of Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2006 and 2008. The bulk of the Jackson Pollock papers and photographs from the Lee Krasner papers were scanned from originals and total 15,138 images. The bulk of the Lee Krasner papers were digitized from 7 reels of microfilm.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Collection Information

Size: 16.1 linear feet

Summary: The papers of abstract expressionist painters Jackson Pollock and wife Lee Krasner measure 16.1 linear feet and date from circa 1914 to 1984, with the bulk of the material dating from 1942 to 1984. The collection documents their personal and professional lives, as well as the legacy of Jackson Pollock's work after his death. Found are biographical material, correspondence, writings by Krasner and others, research material, business and financial records, printed material, scrapbooks, artwork by others, photographs, interview transcripts, audio and video recordings, and motion picture film.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) and Lee Krasner (1908-1984) were painters from New York, N.Y. and The Springs, Long Island, N.Y.

Provenance

Donated 1983 by Lee Krasner, Pollock's widow and in 1985 by Eugene V. Thaw, executor of Lee Krasner's estate. The two collections were merged as one in 2007.

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Funding

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.