Paintings, drawings, prints and one bronze sculpture by Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) will be shown, some for the first time, in a forthcoming special exhibition at the Washburn Gallery to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. The Pollocks range over his career from a 1930 bronze head to three small drawings from 1952 to 1956, one of them an ink drawing on a napkin. There will be other drawings in the show from 1942, 1947 and 1950. Two Atelier 17 engravings from 1944-45 with the copper plate will be included as well as four original silkscreens from 1951. “Silver Square,” one of two early 1950s paintings by Jackson Pollock in the Washburn exhibition, hung in Lee Krasner’s New York apartment for many years until her death in 1984.
This is the fifth Jackson Pollock exhibition at the Washburn Gallery. A brochure will accompany the show with color reproductions and a brief history of The Pollock-Krasner Foundation by Samuel Sachs II, President, excerpted as follows:
World-wide in its scope it [The Pollock-Krasner Foundation] has thus far dispensed nearly $40 million to over 2,700 artists in 66 countries and allowed countless others to enjoy the fruits of artistic labors which otherwise might have gone unseen or even uncreated. The diversity of need, too, is astonishing and everything from advanced study to demolished studios to liver transplants has been supported enabling the “needy and worthy” to carry on their lives and careers. The pity, as in all such situations, is that a far greater number must go without as enough is never enough.
Before she died, Lee Krasner established The Pollock-Krasner Foundation designed to help artists. The Foundation is supported through the sale of her paintings and those of her husband, Jackson Pollock.