Andy Warhol – Painter, Filmmaker (1928–1987)
Andy Warhol, born on August 6, 1928, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was a successful magazine and ad illustrator who became a leading artist of the 1960s Pop art movements.
He ventured into a wide variety of art forms, including performance art, filmmaking, video installations and writing, and controversially blurred the lines between fine art and mainstream aesthetics.
Warhol also worked in sculpture and photography, and in the 1980s, he moved into television, hosting Andy Warhol’s TV and Andy Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes on MTV
Warhol died on February 22, 1987, in New York City.