Andy Warhol was an American artist who created work known as pop art. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became famous worldwide for his work as a painter, a film maker, a record producer and an author. He also liked to socialise with Hollywood celebrities. He is generally acknowledged as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century .
The name pop art refers to the use of popular culture images. Popular culture simply means objects, images, artefacts, literature, music, and so on of "ordinary" people – people just like you and me. Andy Warhol took ordinary things and made them into works of art.
This is a very famous piece of art by Warhol – a tin of soup!
Marilyn Monroe was a huge film star in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Warhol painted this picture of her.
As with the Mickey Mouse picture, Warhol liked to take an image and repeat it.
Other children have looked at examples of Pop Art in class, including some of Andy Warhol's work. The children made their own 'Pop Art' pictures. This time the subjects were 'The Simpsons' and 'The Muppets’
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