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Jackson Pollock: Fiction vs. Fact

To celebrate what would have been Jackson Pollock's birthday today, Helen A. Harrison, Director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, takes a look at the myths associated with the legendary artist and shares some fascinating facts about his life and work.

Jackson Pollock

Famous 20th century artist Jackson Pollock revolutionized the world of modern art with his unique abstract painting techniques.
  • Painter
  • (1912–1956)

Lee Krasner

Modernist abstract painter and collage artist Lee Krasner, wife of Jackson Pollock, created the Little Image painting series and the multimedia collage "Milkweed."
  • Painter
  • (1908–1984)

Ed Harris

Actor Ed Harris played John Glenn in The Right Stuff, fought a water monster in The Abyss, and was a tormented artist in Pollack.
  • Film Actor
  • (1950–)

Marcia Gay Harden

Marcia Gay Harden is an American actress best known for her work in films, like Miller's Crossing and Pollock.
  • Actress
  • (1959–)

Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell was one of the primary inventors of the telephone, did important work in communication for the deaf and held more than 18 patents.
  • Educator,
  • Linguist,
  • Inventor,
  • Scientist
  • (1847–1922)

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He preserved the Union during the U.S. Civil War and brought about the emancipation of slaves.
  • Civil Rights Activist,
  • Lawyer,
  • U.S. Representative,
  • U.S. President
  • (1809–1865)

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe was an author and social activist best known for her popular anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
  • Author,
  • Philanthropist
  • (1811–1896)

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman escaped slavery to become a leading abolitionist. She led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom along the route of the Underground Railroad.
  • Civil Rights Activist
  • (c. 1820–1913)

Fascinating Facts About The Real 'Sons of Liberty'

With the upcoming premiere of the History Channel’s “Sons of Liberty” miniseries, we’re taking a look at some fascinating facts about the real men who fought for America’s independence. Who cheated death again and again? Who was a forensics pioneer? Who liked to get naked? Read on to find out. . .

Famous Atheists

Your fave atheist Bill Maher is celebrating a blessed birthday today, so we thought we'd look at some other famous faces who are also on Team Non Believer! You'd be surprised at some of our findings...

Pioneers of Rap

In honor of LL Cool J's birthday today, we wanted to knock you out with a look back at some of the seminal rap artists who seared the genre into America's consciousness and changed the course of the music industry forever.

Celebrity Siblings of the 80s and 90s (PHOTOS)

When we heard it was Jason Bateman's birthday today, we thought about the two main things we associate with him: Nostalgia and of course, big sister Justine Bateman! Thus, our celebrity siblings of the 80s and 90s photo gallery came to life — rad, right?
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