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Father of Pop Art

             Andy Warhol is known to many people as the "Father of Pop Art". He brought about many examples of the modern art style that is known as "Pop art", in various mediums, varying from silkscreen to a cable network. Not only has Warhol greatly contributed to this revolutionary style, but also in many ways, he has created it. Andy Warhol's style was certainly part of the select first that were even labeled as "Pop". The pop art movement began in London during the 1950's and then quickly spread throughout nearly the entire industrialized world. Although artists did have some overlapping styles, pop art focuses more on the subject and less on style, which was left up to each artist. The main themes that are evident in all pop art revolve around modern social values. The style in which these values were portrayed varied depending on the culture and the artist. .
             Andy Warhol used the media, which captured his eccentricities, to his advantage and that in turn helped in projecting pop art to the public. Warhol's timing was perfect in introducing pop. He was even separated from other pop artists who were his peers because he was clearly doing different things with his subject matter. Warhol's continued success made him the most recognizable pop artist. He worked in a period which was referred to as the golden years for art designers and magazine publishers. This period attracted some of the most desirable graphic designers. For many, Warhol was a work of art himself, reflecting back the basic desires of a consumerist American culture. One of his most famous statements was, "Every person will be world famous for fifteen minutes".
             During his life, he graduated from Carnegie Institute of technology in Pittsburg with a fine arts degree. After that he moved to New York City, where he found design jobs in advertising. Before long he had begun specializing in illustrations of shoes. His work appeared in Glamour Magazine and Vogue Magazine.

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