Pollock-Krasner House and Studio

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Pollock-Krasner House and Studio
Pollock-barn.jpg
Jackson Pollock's Studio Barn
Pollock-Krasner House and Studio is located in New York
Pollock-Krasner House and Studio
Location 830 Fireplace Rd., East Hampton, New York
Coordinates 41°1′25″N 72°9′19″W / 41.02361°N 72.15528°W / 41.02361; -72.15528Coordinates: 41°1′25″N 72°9′19″W / 41.02361°N 72.15528°W / 41.02361; -72.15528
Area 1.6 acres (0.65 ha)
Built 1956
Governing body Stony Brook Foundation, Inc
NRHP Reference # 94001193[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 19, 1994[1]
Designated NHL April 19, 1994[2]
Pollock-Krasner house in Springs, NY.

In November 1945, Jackson Pollock and his wife Lee Krasner moved to what is now known as the Pollock-Krasner House and Studio in Springs in the town of East Hampton on Long Island, New York. The wood-frame house on 1.56 acres (0.63 ha) with a nearby barn is on Accobonac Creek.

History[edit]

Pollock and Krasner had visited friends nearby when they found this house for sale in 1945. The price was $5,000 and Peggy Guggenheim loaned them the $2,000 down payment in exchange for artwork

At first Pollock used an upstairs bedroom as a studio. In 1946, after moving the barn to improve the view from the house, Pollock started using that building as his studio. Krasner began using the bedroom as her studio. Pollock's brother had given him a large collection of square Masonite baseball game boards, and in 1953 Pollock used them to cover the floor of the house and studio. After Pollock's death, Krasner started using the barn as her studio.

After Krasner died, the property was given to the Stony Brook Foundation which is administered by State University of New York at Stony Brook. Conservators examined the house and studio. Underneath the Masonite squares, they discovered the original barn floor, covered in stray paint. The foundation schedules tours of the studio and house during the summer.

Part of the property was donated by Krasner to the The Nature Conservancy in the 1970s. The surrounding Springs neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Places. The house and studio was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1994.[2][3]

In popular culture[edit]

The house and studio were used in the making of the biopic Pollock (2000), starring and directed by Ed Harris.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Jackson Pollock House & Studio". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-15. 
  3. ^ Berman, Avis (September 16, 1993). "National Historic Landmark Nomination: Jackson Pollock House and Studio" (pdf). National Park Service. 

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