Her presence helped to stabilize Pollock, and he began to paint again.
He completed his masterpiece, Overwhelmed with Pollock's needs, Krasner was also unable to work.
She later visited Pollock at his studio and was impressed with his art. Around this time, Peggy Guggenheim began expressing interest in Pollock's paintings.
During a meeting she had with the painter Pete Norman, he saw some of Pollock’s paintings lying on the floor and commented that Pollock’s art was possibly the most original American art he had seen. Krasner and Pollock married in October 1945, and with the help of a loan from Guggenheim, bought a farmhouse in the Springs area of East Hampton, on Long Island.
While the family was living in Los Angeles, Pollock enrolled in the Manual Arts High School, where he discovered his passion for art.
He was expelled twice before abandoning school for his creative pursuits.
In 1949, Pollock's show at the Betty Parsons Gallery sold out, and he suddenly became the best-paid avant-garde painter in America.
But fame was not good for Pollock, who, as a result of it, became dismissive of other artists, even his former teach and mentor, Thomas Hart Benton.
He had a significant influence on his younger brother's future ambitions.
Pollock spent much of his time with Benton, often babysitting Benton's young son, and the Bentons eventually became like the family Pollock felt he never had. Roosevelt started a program called the Public Works of Art Project, one of many intended to jumpstart the economy.
Pollock and his brother Sanford, known as Sande, both found work with PWA's mural division.
Depressed and haunted, Pollock would frequently meet his friends at the nearby Cedar Bar, drinking until it closed and getting into violent fights.
Concerned for Pollock's well-being, Krasner called on Pollock's mother to help.