Jackson Pollock painted his dog paintings during the Great Depression, the New York Times reports.
But he’s rarely been able to find a studio to paint them, leaving him to take matters into his own hands, the newspaper said.
In a New York court hearing last month, he was ordered to pay $20,000 in court costs and $30,000 to settle a civil lawsuit brought by the American Society of Dog Artists.
Pollock, whose paintings included “The New York State Police” and “The Little House on the Prairie,” was in the process of moving his painting studio to a new building in the Bronx when the case came to trial.
The case has drawn widespread attention in recent years, particularly since the court heard that some of the paintings are in danger of being destroyed by fire.
Read more about Pollock at the New York Post.