Andy Warhol, Born Andrew Warhola 1928 – 1987 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania graduated 1949 Fine Arts Degree from Carnegie Institute of Technology (Carnegie Mellon University) in Pittsburgh. Moved to New York in 1949 and became an illustrator commercial artist for magazines. Andy Warhol’s paintings of the 1960’s are the first examples of American pop art. Andy Warhol challenged traditional concepts by mechanically repeating a single image, mimicking the manufacturing industry. Andy Warhol used many types of media, painting, hand drawing, printmaking, photography, silk screening, sculpture, film and music. 1984 Andy Warhol founded Interview Magazine and was the author of numerous books. He managed and produced the Velvet Underground, a rock band producing punk rock music. Andy Warhol’s studio, The Factory was a famous gathering place for distinguished intellectuals, drag queens, wealthy celebrities, and bohemian street people. Warhol’s fascination with popular culture, an obsessive observer never without a camera.
“ Don’t pay any attention to what they write about you, just measure it in inches. “