Andy Warhol

Self-Portrait, 1964 © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, USA and studied at the Carnegie Institute of Technology.  As a painter, filmmaker and author he was a principal figure of the Pop Art movement. 

In the 1960s he experimented with images from popular culture, using everyday consumer objects as subjects. He rapidly became internationally famous, exhibiting his work throughout the world in the 1970s and 1980s.

Today he remains an influential figure in modern art and culture, and his work is exhibited in leading galleries worldwide.