Andy Warhol RyAnne Baker period 7

Background Information

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  • American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art.
  • Born August 6th, 1928 in Pittsburgh
  • Died Feb. 22, 1987 in Manhattan NY
  • Style of photography: Pop art & modern art
Andy Warhol

Photography Style

Andy Warhol
Marilyn Monroe
  • Techniques Warhol uses: Andy Warhol used a range of mediums for creating art, including painting by hand, fashion, film, writing and music, but he is best known for his silkscreen printing technique.
  • What is silkscreen printing?: Screen printing is a stencil method of print making in which a design is imposed on a screen of polyester or other fine mesh, with blank areas coated with an impermeable substance. (Liquids in which don't pass.)

Early Life

  • At the age of 9, his mother bought Warhol a camera and he took up photography as well, developing film in a makeshift darkroom he set up in their basement.
  • Attended Holmes elementary school and took the free art classes offered to him.
  • He became more devoted to painting in the late 1950's and he debuted the concept of pop art in 1961; which were paintings that focused on mass-produced commercial goods.
  • He exhibited the now-iconic paintings of Campbell's soup cans in 1962
Young Andy Warhol
Campbell Soup Can Design

Some pop art examples


  • Jack Smith
  • Tom of Finland
  • Jasper Johns
  • Truman Copte
  • Marcel Dunchamp

Fun Facts

  • As a child, Andy Warhol suffered from Sydenham’s chorea or Chorea minor. Under the influence of this disease, the patient is said to have uncontrollable jerking movements, especially affecting his face, feet and hands.
  • After Andy Warhol’s death, his will was read out. According to his will, his estate (except for a few things) was to be auctioned to create a foundation that would work for the advancement of the visual arts.
  • Andy Warhol’s actual name was Andy Warhola. He changed his last name and dropped the ending alphabet “a” when he moved to the state of New York to pursue a career in the arts after completing his Bachelor degree in the year 1949.
  • Andy Warhol was a victim of a murderous attack that took place on 3 June, 1968. The murder attempt was carried out by Valerie Solanas, a writer in one of the movies of Andy Warhol. Valerie shot Andy Warhol and Mario Amaya (art critic) at their studio named “The Factory”.
  • Rolling Stones album “Sticky Fingers” was a special one for Andy Warhol. He was the one to design its cover along with Craig Braun. The cover later went on to be nominated for a Grammy Award.


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