Jackson Pollock. Untitled (Western Scene). c. 1930-33

Jackson Pollock

Untitled (Western Scene)

c. 1930-33

Medium
Oil and crayon on wooden lid of a cigar box
Dimensions
6 1/2 x 9 1/8 x 2 3/4" (16.5 x 23.1 x 6.8 cm)
Credit
Gift of Edwin A. Bergman
Object number
SC1141.1969
Copyright
© 2017 Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Department
Painting and Sculpture
This work is not on view.
Jackson Pollock has 86 works online.
There are 2,314 paintings online.

This sentimental Western scene, with a worn-out horseman, sombrero, and cactus in the foreground, is one of the first works Pollock made after moving to New York in 1930. He grew up partly on a farm in Arizona and noted throughout his life that the Western landscape was an important inspiration for him.

Gallery label from Jackson Pollock: A Collection Survey, 1934-1954, November 22, 2015–May 1, 2016

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