Charles Pollock

United States

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Charles Pollock was born in 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1944, he attended Cass Technical High School where he received an extensive education in art and design. While still at school, Pollock started to work at the Chrysler Corporation.

A star student at Cass Technical High School, Pollock won many poster competitions and numerous awards. With the support of Cass Technical High School, he received a full scholarship from the Pratt Institute, School of Art and Design in New York. At the Pratt Institute, Pollock focused on the disciplines of sketching and model making.

While touring Pratt, industrial designer George Nelson saw one of Pollock’s sculptures and was impressed. Pollock then visited Nelson’s studio, presented the sculpture as a gift, expressing his desire to work with Nelson when he graduated.