Mural

PAUL JACKSON POLLOCK
Mural, oil on canvas, 8' 1-1/4'' x 19' 10'', 1943

(American, 1912 1956)

An influential American painter and a major force in the abstract expressionist movement. During his lifetime, Pollock enjoyed considerable fame and notoriety. He was regarded as a mostly reclusive artist, but had a volatile personality and struggled with alcoholism all of his life. More recently, in 1998 and 1999, his work was honored with large-scale retrospective exhibitions at MoMA and at The Tate in London.

The exhibition, "A Legacy for Iowa: Pollock's 'Mural' and Modern Masterworks from the University of Iowa Museum of Art," runs through Sunday, Aug. 2 at the Figge Museum of Art in Davenport, IA. "A Legacy for Iowa," is the first display of art from the UIMA at the Figge Art Museum, and features 22 of the most important works in the UIMA collection. 

Nearly all of the paintings in the exhibition were fully or partially donated to the UIMA, said UIMA Chief Curator Kathleen Edwards, who organized the show.

Admission to the Figge is free for UI students, faculty, and staff who present their University ID cards, UIMA donors who present their donor courtesy card and Figge Art Museum members. The general public is also welcome at the event for regular Figge admission prices: $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, $4 for children ages 3-12. 

Photos of the move are available at:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/33066948@N07/sets/72157616467691894/

Figge Art Museum

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on June 11, 2009

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