scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 758
When considering the life and works of Andy Warhol one thing is agreed upon for good or bad he changed the visual construction of the world we live in By the time of his death in 1987 he was ranked on the same level with Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock as one of the three most important and influential artists of this century He was a working man a social climber a person who liked to build things an acquirer of goods and a known homosexual These attributes all contributed to the interesting and complicated nature of his artAndrew Warhola was born August 6 1928 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania He was the youngest son of Czechoslovakian immigrants Like millions of other families Andrews father could not find work and his early childhood was very difficult and deprived After several years his familys financial situation improved and he attended a commercial design course at Pittsburghs Carnegie Institute of Technology Although he was very shy and had a strong fear of failure he did very well there Warhols signature style used commercial silk screening techniques to create identical mass produced images on canvas then variations in color to give each print of an edition a different look He quickly became a successful and highly paid commercial artist in the 1950s but desperately wished for fame as a fine artist He was unsuccessful in his efforts and sold few exhibits Andrew became depressed and believed that the fine art world had rejected his art as old fashioned and irrelevant Andy needed new ideas to help boost his creativity He got several ideas from a woman named Muriel Latow a gallery owner he knew She advised him to paint what he loved most like money or what everybody would recognize like soup cans and coke bottles Andy expanded on these ideas and his paintings of the early 60s reflected his progress as a Pop artist He finally gained the financial
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA