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RE: Jackson Pollock spellling

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From: Kathy Tickner (ktickner_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Feb 01 2002 - 10:44:10 PST


I'll take that challenge...."The History of Art", Gallery Books, publisher,
Ny, Ny, 1988, page 634. (Pollack!!!!) Whether it's correct or not, that is
the way it is spelled.
kathy Tickner

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From: JIM WITTSTRUCK [mailto:JWITTSTRUCK@burnsville.k12.mn.us]
Sent: Friday, February 01, 2002 10:27 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Jackson Pollock spellling

Artsednetters,

I don't want to be a nit picker here, but I can't agree with the dual
spelling of this name.

I did a search of internet pages related to "pollack" and went through 15
pages of google search with only one reference to the artist, and that one
was from the learned source, "The Theoretical Physics News".

Where are the sources that give this second spelling? Until I see some real
evidence of it being so, I'm going to say that there is only ONE way to
spell Jackson Pollock!

(Just like the true spelling of Mechelangelo!)

Cleaning my cobwebbed mind on Friday,

Jim W.

<It was posted:

Just and FYI regarding the spelling of Jackson Pollock & Jackson
Pollack..........I have many art and art history books, and his name is
spelled BOTH WAYS! So, excuse all of us who spell his name with an "ack",
instead of "ock" because in many books it is spelled this way.

Kathy Tickner>

Jim Wittstruck
M. W. Savage Elementary
Savage, MN 55044

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