Andy Warhol was an American artist, film director, and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, advertising, and celebrity culture that flourished by the 1960s, and span a variety of media, including painting, silkscreening, photography, film, and sculpture. Some of his best known works include the silkscreen paintings Campbell's Soup Cans and Marilyn Diptych, the experimental film Chelsea Girls, and the multimedia events known as the Exploding Plastic Inevitable. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Warhol initially pursued a successful career as a commercial illustrator. After exhibiting his work in several galleries in the late 1950s, he began to receive recognition as an influential and controversial artist.
|Born:||Andrew Warhola, August 6, 1928, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Died:||February 22, 1987, New York City, U.S.|
|Education:||Carnegie Institute of Technology (Carnegie Mellon University)|
|Known for:||Printmaking, painting, cinema, photography|
|Notable work:||Chelsea Girls (1966 film), Exploding Plastic Inevitable (1966 event), Campbell's Soup Cans (1962 painting), Marilyn Diptych (1962 painting)|
|IMDb:||Andy Warhol's IMDb|
|Rotten Tomatoes:||Andy Warhol's Rotten Tomatoes|
About Andy Warhol
Led a visual art movement known as Pop Art; sold a painting titled Eight Elvises for $100 million. His art crossed several mediums from hand drawing to painting to printmaking to photography to silk screening, sculpture, film, and music. Pioneered computer-generated art with his use of Amiga computers.
He founded a studio in the 1960s called The Factory. He participated in the 1964 exhibit, The American Supermarket. He was shot by radical-feminist writer Valerie Solanas on June 3, 1968.
He coined the phrase "fifteen minutes of fame" and created Pop Art works that bordered on advertisement, such as Campbell's Soup Cans from 1962.
He was born the fourth child of Ondrej and Julia Warchola and had two older brothers named Paul and John. He developed Sydenham's chorea, causing his extremities to move involuntarily, and spent much of his childhood in bed listening to music.
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