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Andy Warhol   1928 - 1987

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol was born on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

He is most famous for being involved in the pop art  movement and he was called the Prince of Pop.

When he was young he showed that he was very talented at drawing and painting.

He studied commercial art and when he was about 21 he went to New York and worked as an illustrator for some famous magazines like Vogue and Harpar's Bazaar.

Three Coke Bottles

In the 1960's Warhol decided to paint
daily objects that were mass produced     
like Coke bottles and
Soup cans.

He also started a place called The Factory  which was an art studio where he used workers to mass produce prints and posters.

He also liked making silkscreen prints of famous people like Marilyn Monroe and Mick Jagger.

 10 Marilyns     Soup Can     Cat (Green)

 

Unusual facts about Andy Warhol

He loved cats and made many images of them.

He also made films  and one was called Sleep which showed nothing but a man sleeping for six hours!

In 1968 he nearly died after being shot three times by a mad woman named Valerie Solanas.

He was a religious man and did volunteer work at homeless shelters. 
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 "Art is what you can get away with." Quote by Andy Warhol 

He died in 1987 after a gall bladder operation.

If you want to see and learn more - see the Andy Warhol Museum where they have over 8,000 of his works.


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