安迪.沃荷 ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987)

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Andy Warhol was an American painter, printmaker, and filmmaker as well as the leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. Graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1949, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Pictorial Design, he moved to New York in 1952, and became one of the most successful commercial illustrator of the 1950s. From 1960, Warhol devote more energy to painting. He based on comics and ads to create artworks that suited the popular culture. The famous Campbell’s Soup Can series was debuted during this period. At the same time, Warhol started dabbled in film making, and establish “The Factory” studio. By the mid-1960s he was a frequent presence in magazines and the media. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Warhol was a prolific artist, producing numerous works, creating many celebrities’ portraits in silk prints. Warhol’s final two exhibitions were his series of “Last Supper” paintings. Warhol became famous worldwide for his work as a painter, avant-garde filmmaker, record producer, author, and member of highly diverse social circles. His name is written in the Western art history, and his status in the international art scene is high. Works by Warhol are chased and collected by many top-notch collectors around the world.

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