Fast Facts

  • Father Ondrej was a construction worker; mother Julia was an embroiderer.
  • Contracted Sydenham's chorea (a disease that affects the nervous system) at the age of 8, and was frequently bedridden because of the illness.
  • Received his first formal training in art while in elementary school through free classes offered by the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh.
  • Moved to New York after graduation and found steady work as a commercial artist; worked as an illustrator for several magazines, including Glamour, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and The New Yorker.
  • In 1952, had his first solo exhibition at New York's Hugo Gallery with 15 drawings based on the writings of Truman Capote.
  • Debuted his Campbell Soup Can series in 1962.
  • Released his first book, Andy Warhol's Index, in 1967.
  • Survived an assassination attempt in 1968.
  • Guest starred in the 200th episode of The Love Boat in 1985.
  • The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts was established in 1987 shortly after his death that same year; his will stated that a majority of his estate should be used to create a foundation for the visual arts.
  • In 1994, the Andy Warhol Museum opened in his childhood city of Pittsburgh.
  • Commemorated on a United States postage stamp issued August 10, 2002; the 37-cent stamp features Warhol's painting "Self-Portrait, 1964" in celebration of the fine arts.

Relationships

  • Julia Warhola — Mother
  • Paul Warhola — Brother
  • John Warhola — Brother
  • Ondrej Warhola — Father

College

  • Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, PA (BFA in Pictorial Design, 1949)

Details

  • Birth Name: Andrew Warhola
  • Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Birthday: August 6, 1928, Leo
  • Died: February 22, 1987
  • Profession: Artist, Filmmaker, Producer

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