- Born: 6. August 1928 in Pittsburgh/USA
- Died: 22. February 1987
Warhol studied at Carnegie Mellon University and began his career as a commercial illustrator in the 1950s. He quickly became known for his distinctive illustrations and commercial art, eventually establishing his own studio, "The Factory," in New York City.
In the 1960s, Warhol became famous for his artwork that focused on everyday objects and celebrities. His technique of serigraphy, also known as silkscreen, allowed him to produce art prints in large numbers, democratizing the art market.
In keeping with his motto "Everything is beautiful," the probably best-known Pop artist depicted the surface of everyday consumer objects (soup cans, detergent), but also idols of modern media society (Marylin Monroe, Elvis Presley) as color variations and series, which he thus elevated to the status of works of art, but at the same time ironized them.
Thus, for Warhol, the world becomes the surface from which he chooses a piece. And for Warhol, the world is everything that is reflected in the media. Only when the world is captured in newspapers, television or cameras does his gaze fall upon it and receive his attention.
Warhol also produced many canvas paintings, including his famous work "Campbell's Soup Cans," which consists of 32 canvas paintings, each showing a different soup can. Many of his canvas paintings later became framed images and are now coveted works of art.
Warhol also worked in other media such as film, music and books. He was influential in the development of the Pop Art movement and is considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century.
Although Warhol has been deceased for over three decades, his legacy remains as one of the most important artists of the 20th century. His art prints, canvas paintings and framed pictures are still sought after and his works can be seen in many prestigious museums around the world.
The pictures are predominantly assigned to the art direction Pop Art.
The art works of the artist are dominated by the colors white, black and red.