You are on page 1of 17

ANDY WARHOL

By: Sarah Driscoll

Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Date of birth: August 6, 1928
Place of death: New York City, New York
Date of death: February 22, 1987 (age
58)

METHODS USED IN
PHOTOGRAPHY
Screen-printing process takes a stencil and places it on top of a sheet
and then ink is pushed through the stencil to create an image
Also did hand drawings, paintings, printmaking, silk screening, and
sculptures

FAVORITE SUBJECT MATTER


Combined artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertisement that
flourished throughout the 1960s
Also known as pop art

ROUTE TAKEN TO BECOME AN


ARTIST
He became a hypochondriac (fear of hospitals and doctors) and became
bedridden, which caused him to become an outcast
Drew in his bed, while listening to the radio and he collected pictures of
movie stars and hung them around his bed
Enrolled in Carnegie Institute of Technology and studied commercial art
He joined campus Modern Dance Club and Beaux Arts Society
He directed the cover of a magazine called Cano, in 1949
Earned a Bachelor in Fine Arts in pictorial design in 1949

TECHNIQUES USED
Watercolor painting involves water-based colors made with pigments and water
Acrylic painting sometimes used acrylic paint by applying color to the photo
negative that followed to be silk-screened
Silk-screening Used an over-sized photograph, which he cut into a stencil. Then
he would glue the stencil onto the silk screen. Next, he would place the silk over
the canvas, apply the ink, and roll a rubber squeegee over the silk and the
stencil. The ink would penetrate the silk but not the portions with glue. This
allowed Warhol to replicate the same image several times.
Oxidation paintings uses urine and acrylic colors on linen to create these
abstract paintings. Next, he covered the canvases with a copper glaze, which
reacted with the uric acid, creating visually pleasing effects on the dark
backgrounds.

IMPACT ON SOCIETY AND WHY


Created sketches for the first images of Superman, Batman, Popeye, and
Dick Tracey and lead the way for comic strip drawings
Expanded the idea of mass media through his artwork with shoe
commercials, Coca-Cola bottles, and popular cleaning products

BEST KNOWN PHOTOGRAPHS

DEBBIE HARRY

JOHN LENNON

FARRAH FAWCETT

DOLLY PARTON

WHY I PICKED ADAM WARHOL

When I was younger I was never interested in art or photography, but I


would always see the different color paintings of Marilyn Monroe and I
have always been fascinated by them. When I was picking an artist I
would type their names into google images and their art work would
appear. Right when I saw the pictures of Marilyn Monroe, I knew I had to
do Andy Warhol. I also am fascinated with celebrities and how different
photoshoots are from the 60s to now.

INTERESTING FACTS
He worked with many forms of media, including: painting, printmaking,
photography, drawing, sculpture, film and music. He also started a
magazine (called Interview Magazine) and he wrote several books
He called his studio The Factory and it became a famous meeting place
for creative people and celebrities
Andy Warhol was shot (and nearly died) on 3rd June 1968. The shooter
was Valerie Solanas
He founded the New York Academy of Art in 1979
Andy Warhol died on 22nd February 1987 following post gallbladder
surgery complications. He is buried at St John the Baptist Byzantine
Cemetery, next to his parents

REFERENCE
http://
entertainmentguide.local.com/andy-warhol-painting-techniques-5469.htm
l
http://revolverwarholgallery.com/andy-warhol-screenprints-process-history
/
http://www.danzigergallery.com/exhibition/andy-warhol-photographer/10
http://primaryfacts.com/818/10-andy-warhol-facts/