Building History Timeline

Philip Guston

(1950s – with a cameo by Jackson Pollack)

The daughter of the New York School Abstract Expressionist recalls:

Jackson Pollock and my father had been friends since the late 1920’s, when they had both been expelled from Los Angeles Manual Arts High School for distributing satirical pamphlets. Pollock was a frightening figure to me, in serious decline during the last three years before his death in 1956. On one occasion, he terrified my mother and me by barging into our room at the Albert Hotel, raving drunk and belligerent, looking for my father.