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Andy Warhol: A Brief Biography

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The American artist, Andy Warhol, was one of the major influential artists in the late 20th century, during the pop art movement. One of his art pieces is called Details of Renaissance Paintings (Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus, 1482) made in 1984 and currently located at The Andy Warhol Museum in his hometown. For all of his art works (printmaking, painting, cinema, photography), Warhol gives a whole new different perspective and meaning to society, by giving a “personality” to his work. The cultural icon once said, “In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes.” (QuotationsPage.com, 1994). I believe this is true, because no matter the object or celebrity icon, Warhol gave that chance to everyone and anything that was “popular.”
His birth name was Andrew Warhola Jr., later changing it to Andy Warhol shortly after moving to New York. He was born on August 6, 1928 and raised in his hometown of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. He passed away at 58 years old, from post-surgery in New York. His parents were Julia and Ondrej Warhola, who immigrated to the United States in 1914, from Slovakia after their parents’ deceased. Being the youngest of three siblings, he grew up in a different lifestyle than his siblings. At six years old, Andy was diagnosed with Sydenham’s chorea, where he was restricted to his bed for several months, however he was entertained with his mom’s artistic skills, teaching him how to draw, trace, and print images. Also, he collected pictures of celebrities, and listened to the radio. At the age of 14, Andy’s father had passed away. Devastated, he didn’t attend his father’s funeral but, his father saw great talents in Andy’s artistic abilities. Therefore, gave his life savings to fund Andy’s colleg...

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