Andy Warhol

The Start of an Artist

The Start of his Life

Andy Warhol was born on August 6, 1928. His name was originally Andrew Warhola, but he dropped the "a" in his last name. His dad a construction worker and his mom an embroider were Slovakian immigrants. When Warhol was 8, he got a rare disease called, Chorea, which effects the nervous system. During this time, as he laid in bed, he got his first drawing lesson from his mother. And that was the start of his art career.

The Start of his Art Career

Warhol graduated with a bachelors degree in fine arts. He soon after, moved to New York to get a job as a commercial artist. in the 1950's he became a very famous commercial artist at Glamour magazine. A few years later he became very involved with painting, then in 1961 he introduced "pop art." From the Campbell's soup can to Coca-Cola bottles to Marilyn Monroe, pop art was used in many of his photos. In 1964 he opened his firs art studio, "The Factory." Things were going good, till 1968 when he was shot at by Valerie Solanis. He soon healed after weeks in the hospital. Towards the 1980's he got into film making and hosted Andy Warhol's TV and Andy Warhol's Fifteen Minutes.

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