Gary Snyder/Project Space Shows Works by Artist Who Influenced Jackson Pollock

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NEW YORK, NY.- Gary Snyder/Project Space is showing a one-person exhibition of drip paintings and works on paper by Janet Sobel (1894 – 1968). She is best known as the self-taught artist whose drip paintings of the early 1940s influenced Jackson Pollock. Her work has been acclaimed both in the “high” art world of Abstract Expressionism and in the “Outsider” or “Folk Art” world of self-taught artists. Sobel was born in 1894 in the Ukraine, emigrated to New York in 1908, and married and raised a family of five children before becoming “one of America’s most talked about surrealist painters…” Completely untrained, Sobel first painted in 1937 at the age