Week 6 – Artist of the Week – Andy Warhol


Andrew Warhol, AKA, Andy Warhol was a painter and filmmaker that left his mark in art history. He led the pop art movement in the 1960s and continues to make an influence even today. As a child, Warhol was inspired at the age of 8 when he was bed ridden of a life threatening disease. It was then when Warhols Slovakian mother introduced drawing techniques to him which evokes his artistic spirit which further led him to photography. At 14, Warhols father passed.

“Warhol was so upset that he could not attend his father’s funeral, and he hid under his bed throughout the wake.”

Warhol’s father contributed his savings to pay for Warhol’s college education. It was in the early 1960’s that Warhol created a new genre of art – ‘pop’ – that indicated low cost, mass produced, popular art. Some of his most well known work includes the paintings of Campbell’s soup cans. He became a well know artist and even celebrity. 


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