Meet New Friends!

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


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!

    latest videos

    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.

    related stories

    Random in the forums

    Siamqa_Marisa posted in General:
    School is where we can buy chocolates  whats anime?
    reply 5 minutes
    Arenl posted in General:
    It's a subject that we study at school.What's school ?
    reply 44 minutes
    fima posted in Debating:
    "Gibgab" wrote:I think it's dumb how guys dont like tall girls..  I don't technically think its dumb. I know quite a few people who have dated a boy smaller than them/ a girl taller than them. I like being tall but the thing is ive also got a i need a boy taller than me or my own height thing because i just feel more safer or protected. I don't think its dumb its just the way people are. In order to judge people you need to know who they are, what their personality is and just how the way they are because some girls have a got a thing like that too just like me. I cant date a boy smaller than me unless we are perfect well even close to perfect so the thing is it is just how we are. Problem solved!!!
    reply about 1 hour
    fima posted in Debating:
    oh bruhh, do you not think anything bad is going to happen? i am in the top sets for everything in my school and the kids that are with me act like two years old. Bloody they kiss in front of everyone and do you know what else?? They pass notes to each other and like on Tuesday this girl got dumped and this is how the boy did it. They were passing notes to each other and then the boy write a note saying he dumped her and showed it to the whole class and the girl was in tears. She was crying and the boy was dancing saying i just dumped her in a sick way. Also if you and your bf/gf are walking in the park someone in the park and some lunatic attacks you haw are you supposed to defend yourself??? i think if you date at the age of eleven you are being immature and you are immature. You are not wise enough but if you dont agree fine by me im not anyone you know and im not your parent so yh if you agree then you agree and if you dont you dont!!!
    reply about 2 hours
    unknownqueen posted in General:
    It is a feeling What is a feeling?
    reply about 2 hours

    play online games