Featured Artist: Andy Warhol
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Artist Biography: Andy Warhol was born Andrew Warhola in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1928. In 1945, he entered the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University). Upon graduation, Warhol moved to New York where he found steady work as a commercial artist working for several magazines including Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and The New Yorker.
The 1960s were an extremely prolific decade for Warhol. He created many paintings that remain icons of 20th-century art, such as the Campbell's Soup Cans, his Disasters Series and, of course, Marilyn Monroe. At the start of the 1970s, Warhol began publishing Interview magazine and renewed his focus on painting. Works created in this decade include Maos, Skulls, Hammer and Sickles, Torsos and Shadows and many commissioned portraits.
Firmly established as a major 20th-century artist and international celebrity by the 1980s, Warhol exhibited his work extensively in museums and galleries around the world until his death in 1987.