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Andy Warhol Adapted From Presentations Created by Rock Ledge Elementary Fine Art Program, Seymour, WI Original Source:
Andy Warhol was a popular American print artist. Warhol printed pictures of ordinary objects. He also printed pictures of famous people. Andy Warhol helped create a style of art called Pop Art.
Andy Warhol created most of his artwork during the 1960s. This was an exciting time in popular culture. New kinds of music, art, books, and movies were being created. This inspired Warhol to look at art in a new way. Very Groovy!!!
Andy Warhol began his career as a commercial artist. A commercial artist is a person who creates pictures for commercial uses like advertising or illustrations in magazines or books. Andys drawings appeared in many fashion magazines.
Many commercial artists liked Warhols work. However some artists did not like Andys artwork. This upset Andy. He wanted people to think of him as a real artist and not just a magazine illustrator. So,Andy began creating pictures of ordinary objects and displaying the artwork in museums.
Andy Warhol specialized in printing. That way he could make multiple copies of his pictures. He even named his studio The Factory, to encourage people to compare his art to manufacturing. Factory-Made Art
Andys art showed what was popular in American culture during the 1960s. It was different than anything that had been created before.
This style of art is called Pop Art because the subjects for his artwork came from popular culture.
A friend suggested Andy paint something that was so common people didnt see it as art. Warhol loved to eat soup. So he decided to paint cans of Campbells Soup.Warhol bought all the different kinds. Then he spent hours copying the cans on a white background.
Repetition: Warhol liked to make many pictures of the same thing. In 1962 a famous actress named Marilyn Monroe died. That same year he made a series of pictures of her.
Today, Andy Warhol is remembered as one of the most important American artists. He helped make Pop Art important and popular around the world. For the first time, people realized that cartoons, movie stars, and soup cans could be art. Andy Warhol-Pop Art Legend