Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

When considering the life and works of Andy Warhol, one thing is agreed upon: for good or bad, he changed the visual construction of the world we live in. By the time of his death in 1987 he was ranked on the same level with Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock as one of the three most important artists of this century. He was a working man, a social climber, a person who liked to build things, an acquirer of goods, and a known homosexual. These attributes all contributed to the interesting and complicated nature of his art.

Andrew Warhola, was born August 6, 1928 in Pittsburg. He was the youngest son of Czechoslovakian immigrants. Andrew was born at the time of the Wall Street Crash (1929) and the Great Depression. Like millions of other families, Andrew?s father could not find work and his early childhood was very difficult and deprived. After several years his family?s financial situation improved and he was older he attend a commercial design course at Pittsburgh?s Carnegie Institute of Technology. Although he was very shy and had a strong fear of failure, he did very well there.

In 1949, Andrew Warhola moved to New York. After

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