Facts about Andy Warhol
Biography Summary: Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987) was famous for a creator of the visual art movement that became known as pop art.
As a child he had been unwell for substantial periods having been diagnosed with Sydenham’s chorea. Being bedridden he found ways to distract himself by collecting pictures of movie stars and listened to the radio while he drew.
His career started out well in advertising and blossomed into him being able to express his own skills and talents and found people interested in his work.
He began exhibiting his work and selling his work. Once piece, known as “Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)” was sold in 1963 for one hundred and five million dollars. He died very unexpectedly after a routine operation on his gallbladder. His family sued the hospital and won an out of court settlement.
Andy Warhol Fact Sheet: Who was Andy Warhol? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Andy Warhol.
Andy Warhol Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1928 - 1987 *** Full Name: Andrew Warhola *** Occupation: American Artist, Printmaker, Painter, Cinema and Photographer *** Date of Birth: Andy Warhol was born on August 6th 1928 *** Place of Birth: Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. *** Family background: His father was Ondrej Warhola and his mother was Julia Zavacka who were both from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. His father moved to the U.S. in 1914 and his mother was able to follow in 1921. His father worked in a coal mine *** Early life and childhood: He grew up with two older brothers Pavol and Jan *** Education: Andy Warhol attended Schenley High School followed by attending Carnegie Institute of Technology ***
Andy Warhol Fact 1:
Andy Warhol was born on August 6th
1928 and during the 20th century
period in history when there were
world changing events happening
including the First World War, the
Second World War, the Korean War,
the Vietnam War and the Cold War.
Andy Warhol Fact 9: His artwork would also involve the acceptance of mistakes and unintentional marks became accepted.
Andy Warhol Fact 10: Warhol
produced work both professionally
Andy Warhol Fact 16: During this time he established his studio with a myriad of musicians, artists and writers around him.
Andy Warhol Fact 17: It was in 1969 that Valerie Solanas, a radical feminist shot Warhol and Mario Amaya an art curator and critic while they were in Warhol's studio. Amaya was not seriously wounded and was allowed home on the same day.
Andy Warhol Fact 18:
Warhol on the other hand, suffered
very serious injuries and had chest
cracked open and his heart massaged
back to life. The event would have a
profound effect on his life and
transferred to his art.
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