Andy Warhol

Andrew Warhol was born on August 6th, 1928 into a Czechoslovakian family. He was often sick and during this time he grew very close to his mother; his father dies when he was 13. Andy was not very accepted at school, but at the same time this made him closer to his mother. Warhol proved to be extremely artistic at a young age, and made it a goal to pursue it during his adult life. His first jobs were commercial and advertising art. The first time he decided to exhibit his work was during the 1950's. Warhol loved to paint "Iconic American Items". Coca Cola is one of these items, and Warhol thought that it was interesting that the rich bought the same thing that the poor did. During this time, his fame began to grow. In 1968, Valerie Solanas shot Warhol but did not kill him. She was a radical feminist that "advocated for the elimination of men". While the shooting did not kill Warhol, it handicapped him for the rest of his life. Solanas was later diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. Warhol had created a very unique style of painting where he would paint many of the same object, but change the colors. Warhol died on February 22, 1987.

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