Curated Collections of the Most Useful Facts.

What's This?
Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol studied art at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. He worked as an advertising designer before becoming, in effect, the Father of Pop Art with his silk-screened pictures of Campbell's Soup cans and distorted images of Marilyn Monroe.

 

Curated by

Kimberly Bear

Kimberly Bear

39 Knowledge Cards

Views    829

Share     twitter share  

Curated Facts

Warhol was nearly murdered by feminist, Valerie Solanis. He was shot and had to wear a bandage around his waist for the remainder of his life. This incident inspired the movie, "I Shot Andy Warhol."

Article: Fun Andy Warhol Facts
Source: Life123

In addition to creating art, Warhol started Interview magazine, opened a night club and created two cable TV shows-Andy Warhol's TV and Andy Warhol's Fifteen Minutes- for MTV.

Article: Fun Andy Warhol Facts
Source: Life123

Andy would claim, “If you want to know all about me, just look at the surface of my paintings and me, and there I am. There’s nothing behind it.”

Article: Andy Warhol: 12 Interesti...
Source: Art Marketing Secrets

He died in hospital on February 22nd, 1987 from a heart attack because hospital stuff overloaded him with fluids after his routine gallbladder surgery.

Article: Andy Warhol: 12 Interesti...
Source: Art Marketing Secrets

In 1962, he exhibited the now-iconic paintings of Campbell's soup cans.

Article: Andy Warhol biography
Source: Andy Warhol Biography

In the late 1950s, Warhol began devoting more attention to painting, and in 1961, he debuted the concept of "pop art"—paintings that focused on mass-produced commercial goods.

Article: Andy Warhol biography
Source: Andy Warhol Biography

At the age of 8, Warhol contracted Chorea—also known as St. Vitus's Dance—a rare and sometimes fatal disease of the nervous system that left him bedridden for several months. It was during these months, while Warhol was sick in bed, that his mother, herself a skillful artist, gave him his first drawing lessons.

Article: Andy Warhol biography
Source: Andy Warhol Biography
Kimberly Bear

Kimberly Bear

39 Knowledge Cards 

This is how drawing became his favorite pastime.

Reply

Warhol continued to support himself through his commercial work until at least 1963, but from 1960 he determined to establish his name as a painter.

Article: THE COLLECTION
Source: MoMA

After studying at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh from 1945 to 1949, he moved to New York and began working as a commercial artist and illustrator for magazines and newspapers.

Article: THE COLLECTION
Source: MoMA

In the 1960s, Warhol continued to paint and he also made films. From 1963 to 1968, he made nearly 60 movies.

Article: Andy Warhol
Source: Andy Warhol - A Biography...
Kimberly Bear

Kimberly Bear

39 Knowledge Cards 

One of his movies, called Sleep, was a movie of a man sleeping for 5 and a half hours.

Reply

Unfortunately, Warhol found that he couldn't make his paintings fast enough on canvas. Luckily in July 1962, he discovered the process of silk screening.

Article: Andy Warhol
Source: Andy Warhol - A Biography...
Kimberly Bear

Kimberly Bear

39 Knowledge Cards 

He used this method to make paintings of celebrities, especially Marilyn Monroe.

Reply

Though he is best remembered for his paintings of Campbell's soup cans, he also created hundreds of other works including commercial advertisements and films.

Article: Andy Warhol
Source: Andy Warhol - A Biography...
Player
feedback