Andy Warhol Painter, Filmmaker

Where is Andy Warhol from? Where did he grow up? What time period?

Andy Warhol was born on August 6, 1928 and later died on February 22, 1987. He grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His parents were Slovakian immigrants. He was the youngest out of 3. Andy was a very creative kid. His mother, Julia Warhola, was a an artist, she encouraged Warhol’s artistic side and gave him a camera when he was nine years old. His father passed away when Andy was 14, leaving money for one of the boys to go further in school. Andy was the chosen one, since his family thought he would benefit the most.

Campbell's Soup Cans, which is sometimes referred to as 32 Campbell's Soup Cans, is a work of art produced in 1962 by Andy Warhol.

What happened in his life that was significant? Memorable?

I would say that his family picking him to go to college out his two older brothers is pretty memorable. They picked him out his older brothers, if one of them were to be picked who knows what would've happened. Would one of them have wasted it, or what would've happen to Andy, without a college education would he still turn out successful? Going back to his actual college life, I would guess this is the second most memorable. His actions in college decided or shaped his future self. When he graduated from college with a BACHELOR DEGREE for art, obviously. College is hard so props to him. Around this time Andy also changed his name, he dropped the “a” at the end of his last name to become Andy Warhol (wow what a fakie to his family). Throughout his life he won numerous awards for his unique style, using his own blotted line technique. (note: I wanted to focus on the good things:))

"Triple Elvis" - Triple Elvis is a 1963 painting by the American artist Andy Warhol. In November 2014 it sold for $81.9m at auction in New York

What is the overall meaning of his artwork?

Andy wanted to challenge the idealist visions and personal emotions conveyed by abstraction, he wanted the public to appeal to it. He embraced pop culture and commercial processes to create his work. He expanded Pop art, by challenging the definition of art. He didn't want to just make art like drawing a bowl he wanted more. His artistic risks and constant experimentation with different objects and subjects made him a master in most forms of visual art. By doing this he became one of the most influential artists of the second half of the 20th century.

"Shot Marilyns" - The Shot Marilyns is a work of art produced in 1964 by Andy Warhol. It consists of four canvases, each a square measuring 40 inches and each consisting of a painting of a Marilyn Monroe, each shot through in the forehead by a single bullet.

More of his work here!

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