Charles Pollock (1902-1988), the oldest brother of Jackson Pollock, was an artist whose life and career exemplify what has been called ‘the American Century’. This major exhibition is the first full retrospective of his work and includes over 120 paintings, sketches, drawings, photographs, and documents, many on loan from the Charles Pollock Archives in Paris. Some have never before been exhibited. Among these, early letters, photos and sketches will document the relations between Charles and Jackson Pollock.
Works by Jackson Pollock and Thomas Hart Benton complement those from Charles’ early years in New York and Washington, shedding light on what amounted to a Pollock family enterprise—studying to be artists—in the years before World War II.
Charles Pollock: A Retrospective
Curated by Philip Rylands
April 23 – September 14, 2015
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice