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Andy Warhol Topic Guide

Artist Andy Warhol was part of the Pop Art movement. His images of consumer products and celebrities made him famous.

Warhol was well known for his white hair, and often wore sunglasses. He made self-portraits throughout his career. As well as his famous prints of subjects such as film star Marilyn Monroe, he used photography, painting, sculpture and film to express his ideas.

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Andy Warhol Facts

  • Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was born Andrew Warhola in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Warhol is an important artist in the Pop Art movement, which used images of products in his art.
  • One of his most well-known works, Campbell’s Soup Cans, shows tins of soup!
  • Warhol’s birthdate was not recorded when he was born. When giving interviews, he would use different dates for it!
  • Warhol made no secret of the fact that he wished to be famous, and he became a celebrity. He invited rich and famous people to parties at his studio, which was called The Factory.

Videos

Andy Warhol, Marilyn Diptych

Learn more about the Marilyn Diptych.

Running time: 6:27

What is Pop Art?

Learn more about the Pop Art movement and Warhol’s place in it in this Tate Kids video.

Running time: 4:34

Andy Warhol Meets Among Us!

This video uses Warhol’s ideas in an art tutorial with Among Us characters.

Running time: 6:37

Books

Uncle Andy’s

Andy Warhol’s nephew, James, tells the story of a family visit in 1962.

Andy Warhol

Learn about Warhol’s childhood in this great biography.

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