Biography on Andy Warhol

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Andrew Warhola was born on Agust 6, 1928 in Forest city, Penn. His father, Ondrej, came from Czechslovakia in 1912, and sent for mother, Julia Zavacky Warhola in 1921.

During teenage years, Andy sufferend from several nervous breakdowns. Overcoming this he graduates from schenley high school in Pittsburgh in 1945, enrolls in the Carnegie Institute of Technology and graduated in june of 1949.

Moving to NYC, he shared an apartment with perlstein at ST.Mark's place off of Avenue A. In NY he meets Tina Federicks, art editor of Glamour Magazine. Andy started working doing jobs like drawings for Glamour. He drew advertising for various magazines, including Vogue, Hapers Bazzar, book jackets, and holiday greeting cards.


Moves to an apartment and his mother moves in with him. Fritizie Miller becomes his agent.


First solo exhibition was held at Hugo Gallery, NY. Drawings illustrated stories by Truman Capote.

Starts illustrating books beginning with Amy Vanderbilt's Complete Book of Etiquette.


Worked for a theater group on the lower east side and designed sets. Around this time that he dyes his hair silver. Publishes several books, including Tweny Five Cats named Sam and One blue Pussy.