Some Photos of the Artists’ Birthplace

This part will show you some photos of where the artists were born and a little info about the place,

Jackson Pollock
Cody, Wyoming

Cody, Wyoming lies at the eastern edge of the
Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Adolf Gottlieb
New York

W43, bet. Seventh and Eighth Aves.

Arshile Gorky
Van, Armenia

Willem De Kooning
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Rotterdam is the industrial center of Holland and the world’s largest port. The city’s quaint statue of Erasmus was long ago overshadowed by some of the most forward-looking architecture to dazzle any European city.

Franz Kline
WIlkes-barre, Pennsylvania

During the early 1700’s various Indian tribes, such as the Shawanese, Delaware and Nanticoke, settled in the fertile valley of Wilkes-Barre. In 1768, a group of Yankees, led by Major John Durke, built Fort Durkee near Ross Street. They named the area for John Wilkes and Iasaac Barre. Several battles took place in the following years, but the Yankees were finally recognized as the owners of the land. By the turn of the century, the area had a Newspaper, a post office, and court house.

Mark Rothko
Daugavpils, Latvia

The city of Daugavpils is situated in South-eastern Latvia and lies on the banks of the River Daugava which is the largest and the magnificient river of Latvia. The distance from Daugavpils to Riga, the capital of Latvia, is 229 km, to Rēzekne – 90 km, to Līvāni – 61 km, to Preiļi – 58 km. Moscow, the capital of Russia, is 845 km away from Daugavpils, St. Peterburg – 538 km, Vitebsk, a Belarus city – 295 km. The frontier with Lithuania is within 25 km distance in the Daugavpils – Vilnius direction. In the Daugavpils – Braslava direction, 33 km away from Daugavpils there is the frontier with Belarus. The distance from Daugavpils to the frontier with Russia is 130 km. The climate in Daugavpils, if compared to that in other areas or cities of Latvia, is more continental. Summers are relatively warmer but winters are colder. Besides, it starts snowing earlier and there is a thicker snow cover than elsewhere in Latvia. The lowest (-43*C) and the absolutely highest (+36*C) temperatures have been registered on the territory of Daugavpils. Lielais Stropu, Šūņu, Gubiščes, Mazais Stropu and other lakes lie on the territory of the city.

Philip Guston
Montreal, Canada

Montreal, or Montréal in French,[4] (pronounced /ˌmʌntɹiˈɑːl/ (help·info) in Canadian English,/mɒ̃ʀeal/ (help·info) in Quebec French, and /mɔ̃ʀeal/ (help·info) in European French) is the second-largest city in Canada and the largest city in the province of Quebec. Originally called Ville-Marie (literally ‘City-Mary’, translated ‘Mary’s City’ or ‘City of Mary’), the city had come to be known as Montréal by the end of the 17th century, a name derived from the French Mont Royal (“Mount Royal”), the name of the three-head hill at the heart of the city.

Formerly the largest metropolis of Canada (a distinction acquired by Toronto in the mid-1970s), it is the second-largest French-speaking city in the Western world after Paris. As of the 2006 Canadian Census, 1,620,693 people resided in the city of Montreal proper.[1] The population of the Montreal Census Metropolitan Area (also known as Greater Montreal Area) was 3,635,571 at the same 2006 census. In 2007, Montreal was ranked as the 10th cleanest city in the world (in an eight-way tie for 10th place with Geneva, Switzerland; Nurnberg, Germany; Pittsburgh, PA; Lexington, KY; Boston, MA; Vancouver, BC and Bern, Switzerland).

Clyfford Still

Grandin, North Dakota

Cass County, North Dakota in the United States. The population was 181 at the 2000 census. It is now a bedroom community for the nearby Fargo-Moorhead area. Grandin was founded in 1881.

Robert Motherwell
Aberdeen, Washington

The City of Aberdeen is located in Grays Harbor County on the southern edge of the Olympic Peninsula at the convergence of the Wishkah and Chehalis Rivers. The history of this area has been driven by the logging and fishing industries, although in the last few years there has been a concerted effort to replace these with an emphasis on tourism and designating Aberdeen as the largest retail center on the Washington Coast.

Jean-Paul Riopelle
Quebec, Canada

Quebec City (French: Ville de Québec, or simply Québec) (pronounced [kʰwəˈbɛk] or [kʰəˈbɛk]) is the capital of the Canadian province of Quebec. It is the second largest city in the province, after Montreal. Quebec City’s Old Town (Vieux-Québec) is the only North American fortified city north of Mexico whose walls still exist, and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 as the “Historic District of Old Quebec”. It is also one of the oldest cities in North America. The city has a population of 528,595, and the metropolitan area has a population of 717,600 (2005).

Quebec City is internationally known for its Winter Carnival and the Château Frontenac, a historic hotel which dominates the city skyline. The chief of Parliament, the National Assembly of Quebec (provincial parliament), the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (National Museum of Fine Arts) and the Musée de la civilisation (Museum of Civilization) are found within or near Vieux-Québec.