365 Days of Art: May 3 – Doctor Requests Draft Deferment for Pollock Based on Alcoholism

Framed by abstract sculpture, Peggy Guggenheim and Jackson Pollock stand in front of one of his paintings.
Peggy and Pollock

May 3, 1941

Jackson Pollock’s physician, Dr. de Laszlo, writes to the draft board and requests a deferment for Pollock on psychological grounds, namely, a stay in rehab in 1938 for alcoholism.