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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Died in New York City, New York, USAmap
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  • 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
  • Andy's parents emigrated from Slovakia but ethnically they were Carpatho-Rusyn.[1] He grew up in a slum in Pittsburgh.[2] Mother: Julia.
  • 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.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Warhol


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  1. [http://old.post-gazette.com/regionstate/19990419warhol6.asp 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.
  • 1940 US Federal Census
  • 1930 US Federal Census


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