Andy Warhol was a leading figure in the Pop Art movement. Like his contemporaries Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Rauschenberg, Warhol responded to mass-media culture of the 1960s. Andy Warhol silkscreens of cultural and consumer icons – including Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Campbell’s Soup Cans, and Brillo Boxes – would make him one of the most famous artists of his generation.
Born Andrew Warhola on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, PA, he graduated from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1949. Moving to New York to pursue a career in commercial illustration, the young artist worked for magazine such as Vogue and Glamour.