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Qualifications
cinematographer, photographer, graphic artist, installation artist, performance artist, painter, draftsman
producer of the band 'The Velvet Underground'
Nationality/school
American
Polish-Slovak parents
Born
McKeesport (Pennsylvania)/Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) 1928-08-06
Deceased
Manhattan (New York) 1987-02-22
Warhol died of complications after a gallbladder operation
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  • Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) 1945 - 1950
    studie 'Pictorial Design' aan het Carnegie Institute of Technology; als student werkzaam als etaleur
  • Manhattan (New York) 1950 - 1987
    since 1952 living together with his mother (until her death in 1972); founded the 'Andy Warhol Enterprises' in 1957; 1953: first own studio (in an old fire station); 1963: Warhol makes his first film ('Sleep'), between 1963 and 1968 Warhol would make at least 160 films; 1964: Warhol takes over a deepening of a commercial institution and calls this 'The Factory'; 1968: opening second 'Factory' at Union Square; June 1968: victim of an almost fatal assassination attempt in the second 'Factory'. 1968: in Stockholm the first major retrospective in Europe, the exhibition then moved to the 'Stedelijk Museum' in Amsterdam
  • Parijs 1965
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portrait, portrait, portrait, still life
has portrayed many celebrities including Mao, Lenin Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and Jackie Kennedy (Cueff 2009)
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Entered on: 1991-10-23; Modification on: 2018-08-15

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