Andy Warhol – Artwork & Bio of the American Painter

Andy Warhol was an American painter born on 6 August 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Andy suffered from a disease that kept him at home as a child. To pass the time, he played with paper cutouts and read comics. Warhol also took art classes at Carnegie Institute under Joseph Fitzpatrick. In 1945, Warhol enrolled at the Carnegie Institute of Technology.

In 1949, Warhol graduated with a degree in graphic design and moved to New York City to pursue a professional art career. He started by making illustrations, and the 1949 Glamour Magazine edition featured his first work. Warhol’s artworks started featuring more feminine tones and subjects after his mother moved in with him in 1952.

Warhol held a solo exhibition at the Bodley Gallery in 1956, where he presented sketchbook portraits of young men. He was renowned for representing his then-unconventional sexuality in his works. In 1960, Warhol turned to the Pop Art movement, focusing his works on everyday items, especially commercial products.

Warhol also experimented with film production, performance art, sculpting, publishing, and television shows between the 1960s and 1980s, achieving considerable acclaim in every aspect. He died on 22 February 1987 at New York Hospital in Manhattan after suffering complications during surgery.

What was Andy Warhol Known For?

Andy Warhol was known for painting in the style he is most renowned for – photographic silkscreen painting. Warhol first employed the medium in 1962, reproducing a portrait of Marilyn Monroe. Subsequently, he made a series of celebrity portraits using polaroid photographs as source materials.

What Art Movement was Andy Warhol Associated With?

Andy Warhol was associated with the Pop Art movement that rose to prominence in the 1960s.

Andy Warhol Artworks

Below are some of the works of Andy Warhol

Man Ray





100 Cans




Campbell’s Soup Can (Tomato)


Campbell’s Soup Cans


Diamond Dust Shoes


Elvis I & II


Cherub and Horse


Jon Gould in Montauk


Liz Taylor


Marilyn Diptych


Sitting Bull




Christmas Cards on Table






All Andy Warhol Artwork on Artchive

Artwork Name Year Medium
Big Electric Chair 1967 Silkscreen ink on Acrylic paint on primed Canvas
Goethe 1982
Green Coca-Cola Bottles 1962 Acrylic,ink,linen
Marilyn Diptych 1962 Acrylic,Canvas
Marilyn 1967 Silkscreen and oil on Canvas
Marlon Brando 1966 Silkscreen ink on raw Canvas
Campbell's Soup Can 1964 Silkscreen on Canvas
Double Elvis 1963 Silkscreen ink on aluminum paint on primed Canvas
Orange Car Crash 1964
Brillo Box 1964 Acrylic,silkscreen,plywood
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