Henry Adams: Tom and Jack, The Intertwined Lives of Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock
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Henry Adams unfolds a poignant personal drama that provides new insights into two of the greatest artists of the 20th century when he presents his book, Tom and Jack: The Intertwined Lives of Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock.
The drip paintings of Jackson Pollock, trailblazing abstract expressionist, appear to be the polar opposite of Thomas Hart Benton's highly figurative Americana. Yet the two men had a close and highly charged relationship dating from Pollock's days as a student under Benton. Pollock's first and only formal training came from Benton, a man who soon became a surrogate father to Pollock.
The book will be available for sale.