Andy warhol american artist and filmmaker an initiator and leading exponent of the pop art movement of the 1960s whose mass produced art apotheosized the supposed banality of the commercial culture of the united states. His father worked as a construction worker and later as a coal miner.
Valerie jean solanas april 9 1936 april 25 1988 was an american radical feminist and author best known for writing the scum manifesto which she self published in 1967 and attempting to murder andy warhol in 1968.
Andy warhol. Nevertheless his screenprinted images of marilyn monroe soup cans and sensational newspaper stories quickly became synonymous with pop art. During his teenage years andy. Born andrew warhola on august 6 1928 in the neighborhood of oakland in pittsburgh pennsylvania andy warhols parents were slovakian immigrants.
August 6 1928 february 22 1987 was an american artist director and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. Founding collection contribution the andy warhol foundation for the visual arts inc. An adroit self publicist he projected a concept of the artist as an.
Around some time the family moved to pittsburgh. 22 1987 was one of the most important artists of pop art a genre that became popular in the second half of the 20th century. Andy warhol was the most successful and highly paid commercial illustrator in new york even before he began to make art destined for galleries.
Warhol also worked in sculpture and photography and in the 1980s he moved into television hosting andy warhols tv and andy warhols fifteen minutes on mtv. Find the latest shows biography and artworks for sale by andy warhol. Andy warhol born andrew warhola.
Obsessed with celebrity consumer culture and mechanical reproduction pop artist. Andy warhol crushed campbells soup can beef noodle 1962 the andy warhol museum pittsburgh. Andy warhol w r h l.
A photograph of the andy warhol museum entrance. Andrew warhols father ondrej came from the austria hungary empire now slovakia in 1912 and sent for his mother julia zavackyova warholova in 1921. It is an ornate building with cement stairs and an accessible ramp that leads off the right side of the image.