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Andy Warhol

 (1928 - 1987)
Andy Warhol was active/lived in New York, Pennsylvania.  Andy Warhol is known for pop-modernist multi-images, silk screen.

Andy Warhol

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Andy Warhol, whose name is synonymous with Pop Art*, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and grew up in McKeesport, Pennsylvania.  He studied art at the Carnegie Institute of Technology from 1945 to 1949.  He then went to New York City where he became an illustrator until 1960 when he began making paintings based on comic strip characters such as Popeye, Dick Tracy, and Superman.

He turned from the prevailing Abstract-Expressionist* styles and the emphasis on the artist's emotion to a hard-line Realism*, using many common images associated with the popular media such as a Campbell Soup can or a Coca-Cola bottle or Brillo pad. The first images were handpainted, but many were reproduced with a silk-screen process  ...  Displaying 750 of 33230 characters.

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About  Andy Warhol

Born:  1928 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died:   1987 - New York City
Known for:  pop-modernist multi-images, silk screen