Andy Warhol

This could begin with the standard phrases such as "Andy Warhol – one of the most famous and controversial figures in the art of the second half of the twentieth century", but it seems to me to Warhol standard phrases in general inapplicable, as the statement that he was a figure of contradictions. On the contrary Andy Warhol as a representative of the current pop-art created art with his life and his art reflects life, it is logical to proving the thesis of the pop artists of the that art should be as close to each other and life. Life of Andy Warhol. Andrew Warhol, but it sounds so his real name, was born August 6, 1928 in Forest City, Pennsylvania. His parents emigrated from Czechoslovakia, his father worked as a miner in a coal mine. On the life of a young Andy knows very little.

In 1949, Warhol graduated in Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute of Technology, receiving a diploma of the artist-designer. After moving to New York, Andy changed his name to Warhol and began working as a designer in fashion stores, "Tiffany & Co.." "Bonwit Teller" as well as in magazines "Voug" and "Glemor." By the mid-50s work in advertising was successful thanks to which made possible purchase of a house in midtown Manhattan. However, Warhol did not feel satisfaction, and he began to draw. In 1960 he painted a series of pictures based on comic book "Superman" and "Duck Tracy", but hardly This can be called a success. Only in 1962 at an exhibition of drawings for canned soups by "Campbell", held in Los Angeles, the works of Andy talked about as a sensation. The foundation was laid. Warhol was at the center of the movement Pop art, which included such artists as Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. In 1962, paint cans continue to cause strokes.

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