Synopsis by Nathan Southern
Biography: Jackson Pollock -- the latest entry in A&E's acclaimed documentary series on the lives of noted personalities -- recounts the life of one of the 20th century's most compelling and controversial modern artists. Jackson Pollock invented abstract expressionism almost single-handedly, and developed the "drip and splatter" technique, and the concept of body painting -- years ahead of his time. Tragically, Pollock died in an automobile accident at age 44 in 1956; his legacy lives on, however. Via a combination of interviews, archival footage and glimpses of Pollock's paintings, this release tells the artist's haunting and unforgettable story.