Andy Warhol (born Andrew Warhola; August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was an American artist, film director, and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, advertising, and celebrity culture that flourished by the 1960s, and span a variety of media, including painting, silkscreening, photography, film, and sculpture. Some of his best known works include the silkscreen paintings Campbell's Soup Cans (1962) and Marilyn Diptych (1962), the experimental films Empire (1964) and Chelsea Girls (1966), and the multimedia events known as the Exploding Plastic Inevitable (1966–67).
|Full name at birth||
|Claim to fame||
Pop art, The Factory
|Date of birth||
6 August 1928
|Place of birth||
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
|Date of death||
22 February 1987
58 (age at death)
|Place of death||
New York City, New York, USA
|Cause of death||
Irregular heartbeat (after a routine gallbladder surgery)
Photographer, Writer, Producer, Painter, Manager, Designer, Illustrator
5' 9½" (177 cm)
170 lbs (77.1 kg)
Often wore wigs, especially a straight platinum blonde
Schenley High School, North Oakland, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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