Action Jackson

Action Jackson

Book - 2002
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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.
Publisher: Brookfield, Conn. : Roaring Brook Press, c2002.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780761327707
Branch Call Number: j 759.13 POLLACK
Characteristics: 32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.


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Jackson Pollock painted with his whole body, calling his works “energy and motion made visible”. Join him as he creates Lavender Mist. Picture book format with full color paintings.

Ann Langone May 15, 2012

Fast paced and spare picture book biography of Jackson Pollack's Lavender Mist. Rich, luscious language in an informational book. Great at storytime for older readers. Fun to read. Good biographical info and photos at the back. Well done. Recommended for many.


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