Andy Warhol

Born in 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Warhol came from a humble working class family. Upon his graduation from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh in 1949 with a Bachelor of Fine art in Pictorial Design, Warhol continued his pursuit and interest in commercial art by moving to New York city embarking on a career in magazine illustration and advertising. From the 1950s, Warhol gradually achieved success as an artist through his whimsical illustrations, which got him noticed and hired for commercial projects such as designing of album covers and promotional materials. It was also during this period that Warhol adopted the silkscreen printing techniques for making his paintings, a technique which would define the artistic journey and legacy of Andy Warhol. For the next decade, Warhol worked as both a commercial and fine art artist as he refined on his screen printing techniques culminating to his first solo Pop Art exhibition in November 1962 where he debut one of his most identifiable work - the Marilyn Diptych. Throughout the 1960s, Warhol continued on this trajectory of producing artwork which features quintessential symbols and celebrities of America such became his most iconic works such as the Campbell’s Soup Can, Coca Cola series and portraits of Marlon Brando, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor. Besides his silk screen works, Warhol also ventured into other aspect of pop culture such as a film director as he immersed into the trendy society life of New York as a silent but acute observer which translate into the art he created. Being both a renowned artist as he is an entrepreneur, Warhol combined both the commercial and artistic aspect of art and art consumption, which further elevated his fame and his success, establishing him as one of the most important and influential artist of our time.

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