Andy Warhola
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Andrew Warhola (1928 - 1987)

Andrew (Andy) Warhola aka Warhol
Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USAmap
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Andy Warhol, Pop Artist


Andrew Warhola was born on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania. He was a son of Andrew Warhola and Julia Zavacky. Andy's parents emigrated from Czechoslovakia but ethnically they were Carpatho-Rusyn.[1] He grew up in a slum in Pittsburgh.[2][3][4]

He was attending Carnegie Tech when he registered for WWII.[5] He graduated in 1949 with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts from Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Melon). Then he moved to New York City where he had become a successful commercial artist. He worked for Glamour magazine in the 1950s. Toward the end of the decade, he started to spend more time painting. He debuted his style of "pop art" in 1961 and in 1962, Andy exhibited his now famous Campbell soup can paintings.[6]

Andy Warhol died from complications of gall bladder surgery on February 22, 1987 in New York, New York. He is buried next to his parents in Saint John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cemetery in Bethel Park, Allegheny, Pennsylvania.[7]

  • A bridge in Pittsburgh is named after him
  • There is an Andy Warhol museum in Pittsburgh
  • His art remains controversial today but continues to be incredibly commercially successful. Several of his pieces are iconic. However, the quality of his art and stature as an artist is often called into question
  • The owner of Serendipity, a coffeehouse frequented by stars of then and now, who knew Andy Warhol before he was Andy Warhol, mentioned that his eyesight was incredibly sensitive and that was probably why he liked color so much.[2]
  • Illustrator and Marketing consultant for a leather company - which still uses the logo that he created for them
  • revolutionized what could be classified as art[2]
  • called his studio "The Factory" and used silk-screen printing.
Campbell's Soup I by Andy Warhol

Sources

  1. Warhol documentary brings light to Carpatho-Rusyn cause, Monday, April 19, 1999, by Don Hopey, Post-Gazette Staff Writer
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 BBC. "The Life of Andy Warhol." Modern Masters 2010. Online Video, El Cid Gallery, 1 Dec 2014, Youtube.com (Web). 10 July 2015.
  3. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCH1-692 : accessed 7 April 2021), Andrew Warhola Jr. in household of Andrew Warhola, Pittsburgh (Districts 1-250), Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 37, sheet 8A, line 42, family 112, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1970; FHL microfilm 2,341,704.
  4. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQWH-F66 : 7 January 2021), Andrew Warhalo in household of Andrew Warhalo, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 69-73, sheet 9A, line 11, family 141, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3653.
  5. Ancestry.com. U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: The National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri; WWII Draft Registration Cards for Pennsylvania, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 2635
  6. Andy Warhol Biography
  7. Ancestry.com. The Valley Independent (Monessen, Pennsylvania) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: The Valley Independent. Monessen, PA, USA. Database created from microfilm copies of the newspaper.


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