Jackson Pollock was born on January 28, 1912 in Wyoming, and died on August 11, 1956 due to an alcohol related incident. Even though he was young, he accomplished many things during his lifetime. Pollock's style of painting is known as "drip-painting" because the brush is not placed on the canvas but instead held above it and dripped down. His unique style of painting was part of what made him stand out. In 1945 he married Lee Kranser who was also an artist. Pollock had a very big problem with alcohol, and even though he attempted to recover, it still ended up being his downfall. Pollock was inspired by Indian Sand Painting which made him feel more connected and "part of" the painting. Soon after, he discovered his drip painting technique, but in 1956 he stopped painting completely. Pollock died the same year due to driving under the influence.