The Artist Of Andy Warhol Essay

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Amanda Leonardi

Andy Warhol was one of the most popular artists of his time. He had a different and unique outlook as well as the ability to express his creativity. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 6th, 1928. Warhol began his art career as a successful magazine and ad illustrator. He then went on to become the leading artist in the Pop Art movement. Prior to his success, Andy Warhol had experienced art at approximately eight years old. He was sick with a rare disease called Chorea. This left him stuck in bed for several months. It was then that his mother, who was a skill-full artist herself, gave him his first drawing lessons. He quickly became a fan of art from there. He was interested in all different types of art like photography and movies. He successfully graduated college with his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and headed for New York City. There is where he went to pursue a career as a commercial artist. His unique, whimsical style won him many awards and a job at Glamour magazine. Warhol had then, in 1961, debuted his concept of “Pop-Art”, which are paintings focused on mass-produced commercial goods. Here is when Andy Warhol and his paintings began to step into the spotlight. Andy Warhol had painted a portrait of Audrey Hepburn from the famous movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”(1961) Audrey Hepburn was considered an iconic star, which is why Warhol created this painting. This was his re-interpretation of the movie. The painting was created in a studio he…

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