Born in 1928 in Pittsburgh (USA) and died in 1987 in New York (USA). Warhol was a successful advertising illustrator who became one of the best Pop Art artists in the 1960s. He practiced several art forms, including filmmaking, directing, video production and installations. He blurred the line between popular aesthetics and fine art.
A leading exponent of Pop art, he revolutionized art and influences his contemporaries to this day. His artistic work explores the relationship between celebrity worship, artistic expression and advertising, a revolutionary style that found its place during the 1960s.
His art is particularly concentrated in drawing, engraving, photography, painting, silkscreen printing, sculpture, film and music.
His studio, called "The Factory", was a renowned gathering place for prominent intellectuals, bohemian outcasts, drag-queens, playwrights, rich patrons and Hollywood celebrities.