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Andy Warhol

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United States
Date(s):
1928- 1987



Biography

Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and studied commercial art at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. In 1949, he moved to New York City and began a career in magazine illustration and...

Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and studied commercial art at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. In 1949, he moved to New York City and began a career in magazine illustration and advertising. Warhol was an early adopter of silk screen printmaking process as a technique for making paintings.  His open use of market culture and bright colors made him a leading figure in pop art. Andy Warhol worked in various mediums, including painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, film, theatre, performance art and fashion.

 




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