• Shivani Vora

Design and Art: The Pollock-Krasner House

May 13, 2021


Jackson Pollock, who was born in 1912 and passed away in 1956, is undoubtedly one of greatest American artists of all time and was a leader of the Abstract Expressionist movement. In 1945, he married fellow artist Lee Krasner in New York, and the couple moved to East Hampton shortly thereafter.

Photo: Stonybrook University


Today, you can actually visit their home and see the studio where they worked. The Pollock-Krasner House, open from May through October, is a National Historic Landmark and was built in 1879 as a typical fisherman or farmers’ home. This gem has all of the furniture and decorative pieces that were in the house when Krasner died in 1984. They include Pollock’s hi-fi phonograph, his jazz record collection and the couple’s books.


Photo: Stonybrook University

Photo: Stonybrook University


The studio where they worked is located in a small barn behind the house and has all of the tools and materials they used to create their masterpieces. In fact, the floor is still covered in Pollock’s paint! Pollock fan or not, the Pollock-Krasner house is impressive and definitely worth a trip when you’re in the Hamptons this spring or summer.


Photo: Stonybrook University

Photo: Stonybrook University

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