Andy Warhol

About the Artist

Born on August 6, 1928, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Andy Warhol was a successful magazine and ad illustrator who became a leading artist in the 1960’s Pop Art movements. He ventured into a wide variety of art forms, including performance art, filmmaking, video installations and writing, and controversially blurred the lines between fine art and mainstream aesthetics. Warhol was most famous within the concept of Pop Art, where he produced famous iconic works such as the Campbell Soup Cans. He also painted celebrity portraits in vivid and garish colours, his most famous subjects include Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Mick Jagger and Mao Zedong.