He was a passionate collector his entire life, viewing beauty and art in everyday objects such as cookie jars, toys, jewelry, watches, and antiques. In the years since his untimely death, his importance grew to enormous proportions. He is now viewed as one of the most major artists of the Twentieth Century. The unique sense of style in his pieces influenced more future artists than he ever would have imagined.
The Pop Arts' movement began in the late 50's and early 60's. Dubbed, the founding father of the movement, Andy Warhol brought forward society's obsession with mass culture and allowed it to become the subject of art itself. Using many techniques such as isolation, repetition and colour placement, Warhol brought to the world of art his views on materialism, politics, economics and the media. Andy was quick to warn his admirers and critics, ?do not look any deeper than the surface of my art and my life' (Bockris 21). Andy Warhol produced works that defied the popular notion of what art should be.
The first superstar of American art, Andy Warhol was obsessed with fame, glamour, and money. He is best known for his images of stars and celebrities and for his reproductions of symbols of the American society. Andrew Warhola’s (he later dropped the “a”) birth date is uncertain, Andy said himself that his birth certificate had been forged and June 6, 1928 became the date taken as his birthday. Others say he was born December 6, 1930 and then others say it was August 6, 1928. Andy was very mysterious about his private life and was said to be in another world most of the time.
Andy Warhol has been called the “Prince of Pop” mostly for his profound achievements as a pop artist of the 20th century. His artwork is based off of the American society during the nineteen fifties to the seventies. Warhol sparked a revolution in art by developing Latow’s and Capote’s ideas. He will forever be remembered as an engineer for the basis of pop art.
In Andy Warhol, Prince of Pop, Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan paint a picture of this inspiring, 20th century artist and the lifestyle he created as a pop culture icon. Born in Pittsburgh in 1928 to Carpatho-Ruthenian immigrant parents, Andy Warhola was the “coddled” baby brother of the family, and he was very close to his mother, especially after his father died. He was extremely bright and skipped grades even when he missed school to battle sickness. Discovering his creative talent, he attended art schools, where he struggled with traditional instructors and fellow artists who considered his works controversial. A few key people recognized his talent and encouraged him to move forward.
At primary school, Hitler showed great intellectual potential and was extremely popular with his fellow classmates and teachers, as well as being admired for his leadership qualities (Haugen, 20). However, when he went to secondary school it was a lot tougher than he expected. Eventually Hitler stopped trying and dropped out of high school when he was 16. Adolf’s harsh, short-tempered father was angry about how poorly he did in high school and wanted him to become a civil servant, not an artist like his son wanted to. Later, Hitler wrote in a journal, “I yawned and grew sick to my stomach at the thought of sitting in an office, deprived off my liberty; ceasing to be the master of my own time and being compelled to force the content of a whole life into blanks that had to be filled out” (Haugen, 20).
His parents were divorced and his father suffered from alcoholism. His tough childhood forced Walton Ford to find humor in the challenging aspe... ... middle of paper ... ... cover art for the Rolling Stones greatest hits album GRRR! which commemorated the band's 50th Anniversary. He is held in high regard due to his dedicated pursuit of becoming a prominent artist and his work over the years has demonstrated his true passion for the arts. Works Cited "Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 2 (2003)."
Although as Eminem was trying to get into rapping, he faced a lot of discrimination against him for being white but his talent and support from his friends helped him go through it. At the age of seventeen, Eminem dropped out of school with his interest of school completely overshadowed by his love of rap and he moved in with his girlfriend, Kimberly Scott. When Eminem was twenty he received a devastating news his Uncle Ronnie had committed suicide while suffering from depression. Eminem was devas... ... middle of paper ... ...e important events in Eminem’s life that had a great impact or effect in his successful career. So yeah Eminem had to deal with poverty and many other problems, but showed that you can do anything you want if you are determined and do not give up even if you are in the most messed up situation.
The Rockefellers feared the temptations of wealth, yet a visitor once described their estate as the kind of place God would have built if only he’d had the money. They amassed a fortune that outraged a Democratic nation, then gave it all away reshaping America. They were the closest thing the country had to a royal family, but the Rockefellers shunned the public eye. For decades, the Rockefeller name was despised in America, associated with John D. Rockefeller Sr.’s feared monopoly, Standard Oil. By the end of his life, Rockefeller had given away half of his fortune.
Paul Jackson Pollock was an amazing alcoholic artist. Jackson Pollock was one of the most controversial Americans of the 1930s. He helped shape the way America is today, yet he is not on the “100 Most Influential Americans.” (https://www.theatlantic.com) However I believe he should be on the list, simply because Jackson Pollock changed how people see the world. Jackson Pollock was born January 28, 1912 in Cody, Wyoming. He was raised mainly by his Older brother who greatly influenced his art.