Andy Warhol

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Birthday
6, 1928
Birthplace
Pittsburgh, PA
Death Date
Feb 22, 1987 (58)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
6, 1928
Birthplace
Pittsburgh, PA
Death Date
Feb 22, 1987 (58)

About

Led a visual art movement known as Pop Art; sold a painting titled Eight Elvises for $100 million. His art crossed several mediums from hand drawing to painting to printmaking to photography to silk screening, sculpture, film, and music. Pioneered computer-generated art with his use of Amiga computers.

Before Fame

He founded a studio in the 1960s called The Factory. He participated in the 1964 exhibit, The American Supermarket. He was shot by radical-feminist writer Valerie Solanas on June 3, 1968.

Trivia

He coined the phrase "fifteen minutes of fame" and created Pop Art works that bordered on advertisement, such as Campbell's Soup Cans from 1962.

Family Life

He was born the fourth child of Ondrej and Julia Warchola and had two older brothers named Paul and John. He developed Sydenham's chorea, causing his extremities to move involuntarily, and spent much of his childhood in bed listening to music.

Associated With

His pop painting of Marilyn Monroe was based of the expressionist style of Willem de Kooning and became a Pop Art icon.

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