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13 January, 2012
(1912 - 1956)
||Born 28 January, in Cody, Wyoming|
||Studies painting at the Manual Arts High School, Los Angeles|
||Studies at the Art Students' League under Hart Benton|
||Settles in New York|
||Works for the Federal Art Project (which becomes the WPA)until 1942|
||Works in David Alfaro Siqueiros’s experimental workshop in New York|
||Is classified 4-F--unfit for service on psychological grounds|
||First solo show is held at Peggy Guggenheim’s Art of This Century gallery. She offers him a one-year contract (at $150 a month as an advance against sales), which allows him to paint full-time.
||Marries Lee Krasner |
||Begins using 'drip' technique|
||Dies 11 August in an auto accident|