Andy Warhol Bio and Contributions Towards Art

Only available on StudyMode
  • Download(s) : 613
  • Published : April 3, 2013
Open Document
Text Preview
The Contributions of Andy Warhol In Art
Andy Warhol was born August 06, 1928 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. Warhol went to Pittsburgh's Carnegie Institute of Technology as an art student in 1946. At the institute Andy learned to become a designer, painter, printmaker, filmmaker, and publisher. Originally named Andrew Warhola, Jr. form birth, he was also the son of a Czech Roman Catholic emigrant miner that lived in the remote area of Forest City, Pennsylvania. After his father's death in the year 1950, Andy shortened his name to Andy Warhol. In Addition, Warhol moved to New York where is reputation quickly grew as a designer. He began doing graphic work for magazines like Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, and he later won an advertising award for the designs he did for I. Miller shoes. Later on around these years Warhol dyed his hair the iconic silver color that he would keep for the rest of his days. Andy Warhol was an American Artist that contributed a tremendous amount of work to the art world through photography, films and paintings.

It is not questionable that Andy Warhol is one of the most respected artist, when it comes to making prints and pop art. " From the earliest days of the Pop art movement in the 1960s until his untimely death in 1987, Andy Warhol's art sparked the American imagination and his images became hallmarks of contemporary American culture."(Johnson, Mark). Ever since Warhol began his dreams of being an artist and a designer, he never failed to impress people during his era. His work brought out the imagination of the people's mindset and beliefs. In addition, his work as a print maker made a huge impact on the Pop Art Movement in the 1960s. Warhol also implemented iconic people in his work for example: Mick Jagger , Marilyn Monroe, and Elizabeth Taylor. "He brought art to the masses by making art out of everyday life. In so doing, he compelled the public to reexamine their surroundings and their society."(Johnson, Mark). Warhol really...
tracking img