Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania in 1928, and was to become a leading figure in the American Pop Art movement. Warhol studied Pictorial Design at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1949, and worked successfully as a commercial illustrator for years before starting his practice as an artist. Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist, working from his famous studio, The Factory, in New York. His work explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisment. He worked in a range of media, including painting, printmaking, sculpture, film and music. Warhol died in 1987.
There are two museums dedicated to Warhol's works; The Andy warhol Museum in Pittsburg, and the Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art, located in the small Slovakian town Medzilaborce. His works are also included in in most major museum collections, including Tate Modern, London, MoMA and Solomon R. Guggenheim in New York and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.