Jackson Pollock art prints and posters

Jackson Pollock was one of the key figures of the Abstract Expressionist movement in post WWII America. Born in 1912 on a sheep ranch in Wyoming, he spent his childhood between California and Arizona with his parents and four brothers.

Expelled from high school in 1928, Pollock moved to New York and studied at the Art Students League of New York under the tutelage of painter Thomas Hart Benton, whose fierce rhythmic style of painting made a lasting impression on the young artist.

Introduced to liquid painting at an experimental workshop held by Mexican mural artist David Alfaro Siqueros, Pollock began to employ the technique of paint dripping on works like 'Male and Female' and 'Composition with Pouring I'. Developing what was to become known as Action Painting, Pollock rejected artist's oils in favour of household paints, using sticks and basting syringes to apply the colours on his canvases. At the height of his fame, Pollock started numbering his art work instead of using titles, stopping his audience from seeking representation of objects from real life. He liked all his paint drips and splatters to be unplanned and accidental, wanting to reach a stage of expression known as ‘pure painting’.

Pollock struggled with alcoholism, and it’s been suggested recently that he may have been suffering from bipolar disorder. Under the influence of alcohol, the artist's life tragically ended in a drink-driving accident on August 11, 1956.


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Moulding

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Perspex or glass

Protects the artwork from dust and wilting so that it can be admired for many years.

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Colour Perfecting in the Print Room

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Measuring Up

After being cut down to size, our team carefully finish any stray edges, check measurements and prepare the prints for mounting and framing.

Assembling Frames in the Framing Workshop

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Hand-finishing in the Framing Workshop

Our selection of hand-finished frames are painted or stained by hand in a variety of colours, and finished with a layer of wax - the end result is a uniquely crafted, beautiful frame that is made to last.

The Last Stop

In this workshop everything comes together - the print, the frame and the glass - in a seamless and stream-lined process.

Mounting the Prints

The artwork is carefully mounted in preparation for framing.

Laying the Glass

Once mounted, the print is ready to be covered by glass or perspex - a delicate procedure but expertly done with not a fingerprint in sight.

The Final Product

After a final, thorough check, the framed print is ready to be carefully packaged up and shipped to the customer.

Transferring to Canvas

For those who order their art as canvas prints, the same amount of attention and care goes into the process. Here, the print is being transferred to a wooden frame.

Finishing the Canvas Edging

As with the framed prints, our canvases are all hand-finished in the workshop - a labour of love from start to finish.