[2015] Lindsay Vargo: Andy Warhol

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[2015] Lindsay Vargo: Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol, born Andrew Warhola, is an American artist who was amain figure in the visual art movement calledPop Art. Andy was born in a two-room rowhouse apart in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania on August6, 1928. He was not only a painter but also a filmmaker and a sculptor.

Andy Warhol

Step into Warhol's Life...

Create your own Andy Warhol Piece!

What is Pop Art?

Pop Art is part of the visual art movement.Pop Art is producing a painting or a drawingand using it in a mass media form. Pop Artconsists of taking one picture and producingit multiple times in all different colors.

Early Life...

At the age of 8, Warhol was rested sick in bed for a few months. At this time his mother took the time to offer him his first drawing lessons. Later onduring his highschool years, he continued to practicehis artistic skills in highschool art classes. In the late1950's he started creating his first commercial massmedia work. This included his popular Campbell'ssoup work. When Warhol was sick in bed as a childhis mother fed him Campbell's soup daily, and this is where this idea sprouted from.

Create your own Andy WarholCampbell Soup inspired picture!Use multiple colors in yourdesign. Then cut and paste onto acolored construction paper.

Warhol'sFamousWorks

Later Years...

Due to Warhol's mass production of his works, he had a team that helped him to produce these works. This team was called the Warhol Factory. He produced a large amount of his art in the 1960's and 70's. In the 1960's he became a very big commercial illustrator. Andy Warhol came to his demise at age of 58 on February 22, 1987 in NY. He died shortly after a surgery on his gall bladder due to complications with the surgery. Warhol's artworks can still be viewed at many museums and also are easily recognized by many viewers.


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