After graduation he lived in several Manhattan apartments and met Tina Fredericks, the art editor of Glamour Magazine. His early jobs for the magazine were several drawings. Andy drew shoes as an assignment in 1949 for an article named, “Succes is a Job in New York,” and the credit mistakenly read, “Drawings by Warhol.” Andy soon changed his surname to Warhol. Andy’s other work included drawings for advertising in various magazines, such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazzar, book jackets, and holiday greeting cards. As his work grew so did his fame, and in 1952 his first solo exhibition was held at Hugo Gallery featuring his drawings to illustrate stories by Truman Capote.
Warhol was born in Pittsburgh on August 6, 1928. His parents, Andrej and Julia, had emigrated to the United States from Czechoslovakia. The youngest of three sons, Andy demonstrated an early talent for drawing and design. Andy finished high school and went on to the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh with hopes of becoming an art teacher in the public schools. While he was in Pittsburgh, he worked for a department store where arranged window displays, he was often asked to look for ideas in fashion magazines.
These days were passed indoors with Mrs. Warhola telling stories to the boys. Like most children, Andrew collected the pictures and posters of various celebrities that would define such a body of his work in later years. Andrew was a rather small boy. In interviews Andy Warhol said that he was pale and scrawny and that he was thusly bullied on several occasions by his classmates. When he was fourteen Andrew's father died of tuberculosis, a common malady of the times, especially for the profession.
He graduated grammar school and completed nine months of highschool. Anderson was forced to drop out because he needed to work for his family and bring in more income than his mother and two brothers were making. Anderson worked as a laborer in 1896- 1898, then served in the Spanish American War. He attended Wittenburg Academy in Springfield, Ohio, in 1900, then went to Chicago. In Chicago he worked at a produce warehouse, and when he was in his teens he began working as an editor for an advertising agency.
In 1928 his father gave him the money to open an art gallery on the condition that the family name did not appear above the door. Unfortunately, following deaths in the family, Dior’s gallery closed and he scraped a living selling fashion sketches to haute couture houses. When World War II began in 1939 Dior served as an officer for a year. He returned to Paris in 1941 and began playing a more prominent role in the design industry by dressing the wives of the Nazi officers and French collaborators. After the war, Dior was invited by Marcel Boussac to revive a struggling clothing company which he owned.
Then a designer named Coco Chanel began to design women’s clothing. She saw clothing as a fashion statement, not just something to please men. Through her choice of fit and fabric, Chanel sought to create designs that allowed women freedom of movement and choice (Biography). Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel was born August 19, 1883, in Saumur, France. At a young age, Chanel’s mother died, leaving her with her father.
Although a fraction of Andy Warhol's inspiration resided in his ambition to create a "unique" and exotic style of American art, his main motivation was purely materialistic and involved acquiring large sums of money and publicity to fuel his obsession with wealth and fame. Andy Warhol's experiences throughout his difficult and poverty-stricken early life are one among many possible explanations for Warhol's addiction to materialism later on in his life. Born on August 6, 1928 into the slums of Pittsburgh, Andy Warhol was the fourth child of working-class Slovakian immigrant parents who barely spoke English. As a child, Warhol developed chorea, an illness which causes abnormal involuntary movements. Consequently, this contributed to his isolation as a child as he was often bed-ridden and thus became an outcast at school (Gale American Decades).
Andy Warhol, the American painter, printmaker, illustrator, and film maker was born in Pittsburgh on August 6, 1928, shortly afterwards settling in New York. The only son of immigrant, Czech parents, Andy finished high school and went on to the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, graduating in 1949 with hopes of becoming an art teacher in the public schools. While in Pittsburgh, he worked for a department store arranging window displays, and often was asked to simply look for ideas in fashion magazines . While recognizing the job as a waste of time, he recalls later that the fashion magazines “gave me a sense of style and other career opportunities.” Upon graduating, Warhol moved to New York and began his artistic career as a commercial artist and illustrator for magazines and newspapers. Although extremely shy and clad in old jeans and sneakers, Warhol attempted to intermingle with anyone at all who might be able to assist him in the art world.
Andy Warhol being one of the biggest influences in my work made him the obvious choice for this assignment. I see Warhol's influence on the world we live in everyday and strongly believe he helped in creating the pop culture obsession in America. Andy went from rags to riches and defines the American dream. His work has inspired many and continues to be recognized by people throughout the world. Born August 6, 1928 to Andrej and Julia Warhola, Andy was the youngest of three brothers.
Monet was born November 14, 1840 and was the second son of a well to do businessman. When Monet was five, the family moved to Le Harve in northern France where Monet would spend most of his formative years. Monet would go to school but would struggle learning in a classroom setting and would often be caught drawing and sketching during lessons. Monet’s aversion to class and instruction would also be evident as he trained as an artist. His mother’s death in 1857, when Monet was 16, caused a lot of grief for Monet and shortly after her death he would leave school, move in with his widowed aunt and pursue art.