American, 1928 - 1987
Andy Warhol, born Andrew Warhola in Pittsburg, US, started his carreer in the late 1940's as a commercial artist and illustrator. His drawings were published in major magazines and shown in a gallery in 1952. In the 1960's he began painting images derived from advertisements, characterized by repetition of the depicted objects, such as Campbell's Soup Cans. Mass-production and mass-media remained central themes in his oeuvre throughout his career.