Andy Warhol the “Founder and a Major Figure of the Pop Art Movement”

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Andy Warhol Andrew Warhola is considered to be the “founder and a major figure of the pop art movement”. He was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania in 1928. He graduated from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, where he majored in pictorial design. He worked as an illustrator in many magazines including Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and the New Yorker, but, his big break was in 1949, when he illustrated for Glamour Magazine. Andy Warhol was born with the name Andrew Warhola, he dropped the “a” when his credit for his drawing read, “Drawings by Andy Warhol”. Warhol was obsessed by ambition to become famous and wealthy, and he knew the only was to achieve this was with hard work. In the 1950s, he moved to a place on East 75th Street, his mother…show more content…
In 1976 he did he Skulls, and Hammer, and Sickle series. On February 22, 1987, a “day of medical infamy”, quoted by a biographer, Andy Warhol died. Although the bullets didn’t kill him, his own gall bladder did. He died after a routine gall bladder surgery, he was 58 years old. After his burial in Pittsburgh, his friends and associates organized a memorial mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York that was attended by more than 2,000 people. In 1989, The Museum of Modern Art in New York had a major respective of his work. And, In May of 1994, The Andy Warhol Museum opened in Pittsburgh. Bibliography Biography by Martin Cribbs, Licensing Director. Jennifer Johnson 418 West 15th street New York, N.Y. 10011 Warhol, Andy; Ted Yanak and Pam Cornelison The Great American History Fact-Finder

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