Andy Warhol: Considered To Live A Successful Life

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Andy Warhol is considered to be a renowned artist in the late 20th century. The most iconic piece is his ‘Campbell’s Soup Cans’ and was one of the leaders of the pop art movement. He did everything from painting to filmmaking to modeling. Looking at his life from a development psychological standpoint, would he consider to live a successful and meaningful life? By analysing his physical, cognitive, social, psychological development throughout his life, it can be determined if he lived a successful life or not. Andrew Warhola was born on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Biography). He was born to Andrej and Julia Warhola, Czechoslovakian immigrants (Andy Warhol). He was the youngest of three children; he has two older brothers …show more content…
This place was named “ The Factory”, which was incredibly popular and was the place to be (Biography). Since his popularity grew, he hired some assistants which let him to mass produce paintings (Andy Warhol). His art style lead to the question of “What makes art, art?” (Andy Warhol). At this time, he also made sculptures. This sculptures look like supermarket boxes; he massed produced hundreds of them. The most notable are the Heinz Boxes and Brillo Boxes (Biography). In addition to sculptures and paintings, Andy Warhol began filming. He produced hundreds of films ranging from a few minutes to 24-hours (Biography). Some of his films include Empire (1964), The Chelsea Girls (1966), and the Screen Tests (1964-66) (Biography). In 1969, He founded a magazine, Interview, with his friend Gerard Malanga, which is still in circulation today (Andy Warhol). He frequently socialized with celebrities and was commissioned to do portraits and art for them; this ended up being his main source of income (Biography). He returned to painting in the late 1970s into 1980s and used more of an abstract style. One of his last works feature Leonardo Di Vinci’s Last Supper (Andy Warhol). He died on February 22, 1987 from complications from a gallbladder surgery (Biography). He was buried in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and his service was attended by more than 2,000 people in St. Patrick Cathedral In New York City (Andy …show more content…
As a child, he excelled in school, which is why his father chose him to go to college (Andy Warhol). His mother encouraged and helped him develop his love for art (Andy Warhol). As a young adult, Andy was focus on starting his career and making a name for himself, especially later in young adulthood. He achieved this as he landed his first job with Glamour (Biography). This is where he started to work towards being a freelance artist and where he started to mass produce art, mostly silk screening and paintings (Andy Warhol). In middle adulthood, his crystallized intelligence was high and so was his creativity. Even in his middle adulthood, his creativity still focused on quantity as he was able to mass produce artworks, paintings, movies, and silk-screens (Andy Warhol). He would be consider at his peak in his career as he dived in different mediums. He did not retire as he kept working til he died at the age of

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