Andy Warhol

Artist + Avant-garde Filmmaker + Writer and Social Figure

Andy Warhol was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement. He worked in a range of media, including painting, printmaking, sculpture, film, and music.… Read More

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1928 Birth Warhol was born on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. … Read More


1945 16 Years Old As a teenager, Warhol graduated from Schenley High School in 1945. … Read More
1948 19 Years Old He also served as art director of the student art magazine, Cano, illustrating a cover in 1948 and a full-page interior illustration in 1949. … Read More


1949 20 Years Old Warhol earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in pictorial design in 1949. … Read More


…  He held exhibitions at the Hugo Gallery and the Bodley Gallery in New York City; in California, his first West Coast gallery exhibition was on July 9, 1962, in the Ferus Gallery of Los Angeles. … Read More
1964 35 Years Old 1 More Event
Batman Dracula is a 1964 film that was produced and directed by Warhol, without the permission of DC Comics. … Read More
1965 36 Years Old Warhol's 1965 film Vinyl is an adaptation of Anthony Burgess' popular dystopian novel A Clockwork Orange. … Read More
1966 37 Years Old …  In 1966 he "produced" their first album The Velvet Underground & Nico, as well as providing its album art. … Read More


1981 52 Years Old He designed the cover art for The Rolling Stones' albums Sticky Fingers (1971) and Love You Live (1977), and the John Cale albums The Academy in Peril (1972) and Honi Soit in 1981.
1985 56 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He recorded it with the Velvet Underground, and this version was released on the VU album in 1985. … Read More
1986 57 Years Old 1 More Event
One of Warhol's last works was a portrait of Aretha Franklin for the cover of her 1986 gold album Aretha, which was done in the style of the Reigning Queens series he had completed the year before.
…  A memorial service was held in Manhattan for Warhol on April 1, 1987, at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York. … Read More
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