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Andy Warhol

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Ehsan Rajabi

on 14 January 2013

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Andy Warhol Early Life Was born on August 6, 1928
Died on February 22, 1987 when he was 58.
In third grade, he had Sydenham's chorea, a disease that makes you randomly jerk a limb.
First started drawing when he was stuck in bed while diagnosed, when his mother started teaching him to pass the time
Said this was very important in the development of his personality, skill-set and preferences.
In 1945, he graduated from Schenley High School, and then attended Carnegie Institute of Technology Career Graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology with Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1949
Moved to New York City to become a commercial artist.
Got a job with Glamour magazine and became one of the most successful commercial artists of 1950s.
Won frequent awards for his unique style, using his own blotted line technique and rubber stamps to create his drawings.
Took painting more seriously in late 1950s
In 1961, he introduced the concept of "pop art".
Pop art is Art based on modern popular culture and media.
In 1962, he released paintings of Campbell's soup cans, which sold for over $9million.
Brought both Warhol and pop art into the national spotlight for the first time. Artwork Most famous art work:
'Campbell's Soup Cans'
'Marilyn Diptych'
'Eight Elvises'
His artwork was featured as some of the most expensive painting ever sold, the highest being 'Eight Elvises' for $100million (Andrew Warhola) Style Most frequent mediums are:
silk screening
ink drawings
Uses Vibrant colors and contrast.
Often takes same image and repeats, changing small details like color, brightness, etc.
Drew portraits of celebrities and famous people
Drew many products like coco-cola. 1973, Aged 44 Conclusion Andy Warhol is in my opinion, Some what cool because he introduced a new style of art
Most of his art works are attention grabbing with their strange colors.
Really repetitive, using the same image over and over to create something.
Brought pop art into the spotlight
was a talented artist 'Campbell's Soup Cans' 1962. 20 by 16 Inches each for 32 canvases. Synthetic polymer paint on canvas 'Marilyn Diptych' Andy Warhol 1962. 80.88 by 114 inches. Acrylic on canvas
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