Born and bred in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Andy Warhol was one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century. While he was also a film producer and director, he’s best remembered for being the prominent pioneer of the pop art movement.
Through his art, Warhol most famously explored the subtle connection between advertising, artistic expression, and pop culture that kicked off in the heydays of the ’60s. His work cut across the media gamut, from sculpture, silkscreening, and painting to film and photography.
Notable works include the film Empire (1964), along with his paintings Marilyn Diptych (1962) and Campbell’s Soup Cans (1962).