Jackson Pollock & Lee Krasner in Pollock’s studio, 1950. Photo ©Hans Namuth Ltd. Courtesy Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center.


Through the generosity of the late Lee Krasner, one of the leading abstract expressionist painters and the widow of Jackson Pollock, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation was established in 1985 to provide financial assistance to individual visual artists of established ability .

Our grants

Lee Krasner & Jackson Pollock with their dog, Gyp, on their Springs property, ca. 1946. Photograph by Ronald J. Stein. ©Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton, NY. Gift of the Estate of Ronald J. Stein.

Our Grants


The Pollock-Krasner Foundation's dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation's mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time. Learn More
Lee Krasner & Jackson Pollock in their garden, Springs, East Hampton, 1949. Photograph by Wilfrid Zogbaum. Courtesy Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton, NY.

Our Grants


Organizations whose missions directly impact 
the individual artist may apply for support of 
their programs. Learn More
Lee Krasner, photo Ernst Haas © Getty Images

Our Grants


Lee Krasner Awards are based on the same criteria as all regular Pollock-Krasner grants, but are given in recognition of a lifetime of artistic achievement. This honor is a tribute to and recognition of artists with long and distinguished careers. This award is by nomination only. Learn More
Jackson Pollock, photo Tony Vaccaro © Getty Images

Our Grants


The Pollock Prize for Creativity honors an outstanding artist whose work embodies high creative standards and exemplifies the impact of art on individuals and society. This grant is by nomination only. Learn More

Notable grantee

  • 2019 Brian Wall Foundation Grant for Sculptors

    CHRISTINE CORDAY, UNE, 2008, Weathering Steel Alloy, 105 x 197 x 13 inches 1/2

  • 2019 Brian Wall Foundation Grant for Sculptors

    +2150F 6200000p, 2017, Elemental Metal Alloy, 20 x 63 x 30 inches 2/2


Inside New York's Art World: Lee Krasner, 1978

WATCH: Inside New York's Art World: Lee Krasner, 1978

Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel interviews Lee Krasner concerning her works, career, and the artists she knows. Hosted by the Duke University Libraries.

WATCH: Jackson Pollock: Paintings have a life of their own.

Here is an excerpt of Jackson Pollock ’51, a film by Hans Namuth, as hosted by SFMOMA. Jackson Pollock narrates his artistic process as he demonstrates the creation of one of his famous drip paintings.
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