Andy Warhol August 6, 1928 – February 22,1987) was an American artist who was a leading figure in pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist.
Warhol's art used many types of media, including hand drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, silk screening, sculpture, film, and music. His studio, The Factory, was a famous gathering place that brought together distinguished intellectuals, drag queens,playwrights, Bohemian street people,Hollywood celebrities, and wealthy patrons.