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Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol, born in Pittsburgh in 1928, was an artist and filmmaker who is considered a founder and a major figure of the pop art movement. Warhol graduated from the Carnegie Institute of Technology before moving to New York, where he began his career as an illustrator. Warhol's career took off in August 1949, when Glamour Magazine asked Warhol to illustrate an article called "Success is a Job in New York". Ever since, his popularity skyrocketed, and by 1955, Warhol had become a household name. Well known for creating ink images with slight color changes. Warhol often painted popular items like Coca-Cola bottles and celebrities faces, like Marilyn Monroe. Expanding to film in the 1960s, Warhol made a series of films about time, boredom and repetition, which are now underground classics. Dying in 1987 to complications after a routine gall bladder surgery, Warhol continues to be known as a pioneer of pop art, and one of the most recognizable artists in history.