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Never before have I encountered more intriguing works of art than those done by Andy Warhol I have been curious about his life ever since I saw his work in Milwaukee I saw his famous work of the Campbells Soup Can By viewing this one can tell he is not your average artist Im sure his life is full of interesting events that shaped him into who he was As an artist myself I would like to get to know the background of his life I may then be able to appreciate his styles and understand why and how his works were created His life is as interesting as his artistic masterpieces Andrew Warhola his original name was born one of three sons of Czech immigrants somewhere in Pennsylvania on either August 6 1928 or on September 28 1930 the date on his birth certificate His father died when Andy was at a very young age Thus it forced Andy into a deep depression containing lack of self confidence Much of his young life has been kept secret However he did report being very shy and depressed because he never felt comfortable with his homosexuality His childhood life may have been full of the torture that children threw at him for being the different person he was He was able to attend college After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in pictorial design from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1949 he went to New York City with Philip Pearlstein who was a fellow student that later became a well-known realist painter In 1960 Warhol finally began to paint in earnest and to view art seriously as a career He began his career with commercial drawings of womens shoes In 1961 an early manifestation was his Dick Tracy an enlarged version of the comic strip that was placed in the window of Lord Taylors department store He followed in his own footsteps to keep
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