Andy Warhol 1928 - 1987
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.
In the 1960's Warhol decided to paint
daily objects that were mass produced
like Coke bottles and
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.
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
He was a religious man and did volunteer work at homeless
"Art is what you can get away with." Quote by Andy
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
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