-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends
Kidzworld Logo

Andy Warhol Biography

This inspiring artist and filmmaker is considered a founder and a major figure of the pop art movement. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1928, Andy Warhol graduated from the Carnegie Institute of Technology before moving to New York. His first big break was in August 1949 when Glamour Magazine asked him to illustrate an article called "Success is a Job in New York". Although born Andrew Warhola, he dropped the 'a' in his last name when the credit mistakenly read "Drawings by Andy Warhol."

By 1955 Andy Warhol had almost all of New York copying his work. He was well known for creating ink images with slight color changes. Andy Warhol was into doing popular items like Coca-Cola bottles and celebrities faces, like Marilyn Monroe. His Campbell's Soup Can is a classic and an easily recognized work of Andy's. In the 1960s, Andy Warhol also made a series of films about time, boredom and repetition like Empire and The Chelsea Girls which are now underground classics.

Andy Warhol had the privilege of working with the rock band The Velvet Underground in 1965. He traveled around the country, not only with The Velvets, but also with 1965 superstar Edie Sedgwick and the lightshow The Exploding Plastic Inevitable.

On June 3rd, 1968, Valerie Solanis, founder and sole member of SCUM (Society for Cutting Up Men), walked into Andy Warhol's studio, The Factory, and shot him three times in the chest. He was rushed to the hospital and doctors said he was dead. Still, they decided to open up his chest and massaging his heart - just in case. It did the trick and Andy Warhol survived. Valerie turned herself in, was put in a mental institute and was later given a three-year prison sentence. After recovering, Andy continued to work. He started interVIEW magazine and published The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again. And though bullets didn't do him in, his own gall bladder did. Andy Warhol died February 22, 1987 after routine gall bladder surgery. In May of 1994, The Andy Warhol Museum opened in Pittsburgh.

To check out the Andy Warhol Museum head to www.warhol.org.

Related Stories:

  • Ludwig van Beethoven Biography
  • Mozart Biography
  • Norman Rockwell Biography
  • More Great Artist Biographies and Art Projects!
  • 2 Comments

    Related Stories

    Why do actors hang out in a greenroom before they go on a talk show?
    • Green is an exciting color that gets the stars pumped to go on TV.
    • Green makes the room appear bigger, so the celebs don't feel trapped.
    • Green is a calming color that encourages relaxation.
    • Green paint is the most expensive, so the stars feel pampered.

    Random In The Forums

    blackveilbrides15
    im a guy I used to play with girls toys it does not matter what toys sype play with nh
    reply about 1 hour
    blackveilbrides15
    "Boysrock50" wrote:I think Trump doesn't really have a solid plan for when (and if) he becomes president. His views are constantly changing and he has contradicted himself in the past. I think he's so popular because he isn't afraid to say what he thinks. He doesn't care what anyone thinks of what he says, he will just say it. Whilst this has made him increasingly popular, I don't believe it's a very good strategy logically. He doesn't know what he's talking about half the time and he'll probably forget half the things he says the next day.Most of his policies simply won't be accepted by the fellow governing body (I'm not too sure how your political system works) and I think he lacks realistic policies and strategies. He says he will do many things but gives no explanation as to how he intends to do it. He's going to stop Islamic Terrorism-how? By creating an even bigger social divide between Islam and the US? He's going to stop illegal immigration-how? By building a wall on the South border? What about the other borders? How is he going to change the current system that controls immigration? He's going to bring jobs, reduce unemployment and reduce the debt-how? Genuinely how? He may have been a successful businessman (debatable) but how is he going to improve the economy? He disproves of Obamacare, but what is he going to do to replace it?I just can't see this man in charge of a small town, let alone one of the, if not the, most powerful country in the world.Does he suck?Currently? No. Someone who's managed to gain popularity so successfully is definitely doing something right.As a president? I can only hope that it never happens. He needs to sort out his policies and he needs to reevaluate his way of thinking. I complety agree with you 
    reply about 1 hour
    Pink_Cool_Girl
    Yes. They actually are. 
    reply about 6 hours
    rainbowpoptart
    "Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote:Anyways, I know girls are into cleaning and dolls, and you have a very good point there. But your also missing it.  I feel like I addressed everything.. Which part of your point am I missing?   "Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote:ANOTHER thing is the computer for boys and girls. One computer is $12.99. 50 functions. Blue and white. AKA for boys.    Girls: -White and pink -9 dollars -25 DAMN FUNCTIONS I suppose that does look a bit problematic. Are they the same brand?
    reply about 7 hours
    Pink_Cool_Girl
    Oh Rainbowpoptart. Where were you. Anyways, I know girls are into cleaning and dolls, and you have a very good point there. But your also missing it. ANOTHER thing is the computer for boys and girls. One computer is $12.99. 50 functions. Blue and white. AKA for boys. Girls:-White and pink-9 dollars-25 DAMN FUNCTIONSProve anything to you yet? 
    reply about 7 hours