Tom and Jack

Tom and Jack

The Intertwined Lives of Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock

Book - 2009 | 1st U.S. ed.
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Profiles the intense personal and creative relationship between the abstract expressionist and the figurative Americana artist, describing how their initial relationship as student and teacher was compromised by Pollock's love for Benton's wife, in an account that also cites the inspiration for Pollock's famed drip compositions in Benton's mentorship.
Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Press, 2009.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9781596914209
Branch Call Number: 759.13 A213
Characteristics: 405 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.


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Jun 27, 2018

A fascinating double biography of two great American artists who kept running into each other (usually on purpose) and whose styles are more similar than it would appear on the surface. The writing is not always easy to follow, and there could be more reproductions of the art (this is an art book, after all!) but some of the unfamiliar works are ones I haven't seen in other books.

Dec 13, 2010

Not in the same league as the Ratcliffe book. Was surprised at occasional silliness

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