Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol


8/6/1928, Forest City, Pennsylvania, USA



Birth Name

Andrew Warhola


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Andrew Warhola was born on 6 August 1928 in Forest City, Pennsylvania, USA to Ruthenian immigrants, Ondrej and Julia Zavacky Warhola. He graduated from Schenley High School in Pittsburgh in 1945, and attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology until his graduation June 1949.
He then moved to New…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Andy owned a Great Dane named Cecil. The stuffed dog is now on display at the Andy Warhol Museum.

    • Andy Warhol regularly attended mass at his church (St. Vincent Ferrer Church in Manhattan, New York) and was credited as being a very spiritual and religious man.

    • Andy Warhol is widely recognized as one of the first public figures to "come-out" and openly state that he was a homosexual.

    • Andy Warhol is the famed founder of the magazine Interview.

    • The Andy Warhol Museum, built in honor of the "Pope of Pop", is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, containing more than 12,000 works by the artist himself.

    • After Andy Warhol's death, his possesions were autioned off in New York, where it grossed more than $20 million (U.S.).

    • After the funeral mass, Andy Warhol's coffin was driven to St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cemetery in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, where he was buried beside his mother and father.

    • Andy Warhol passed-away at the age of 58 in New York City at 6:32 a.m., on February 22, 1987. Warhol had been recovering from routine gallbladder surgery when he suddenly died in his sleep from a heart attack.

    • Andy Warhol was shot and injured by Valerie Solanas on June 3, 1968, inside his New York City studio and gallery.

    • Andy Warhol made the move to New York City, New York in 1949, where he began a successful career in magazine illustration and advertising.

    • While in high school, Andy Warhol became ill with St. Vitus' disease, which is believed to be a complication of scarlet fever. The disease led Andy to develop into a hypochondriac, causing him to have a great fear of hospitals and medical doctors as an adult.

    • The Warhol family practice the Byzantine Catholic religion.

    • The Warhol family were immigrants of Rusyn (Ruthenian) ethnicity from the town of Mikova in northeast Slovakia.

    • Andy's parents were father, Andrej (Andrew) Warhola, and mother, Ulja (Julia) Justyna Zavacka.

    • He is interred at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania.

    • He studied commercial art at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

    • The Seventh Street Bridge over the Allegheny River in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was renamed the Andy Warhol Bridge.

  • Quotes

    • Andy Warhol: I'm the type who'd be happy not going anywhere as long as I was sure I knew exactly what was happening at the places I wasn't going to. I'm the type who'd like to sit home and watch every party that I'm invited to on a monitor in my bedroom.

    • Andy Warhol: Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets.

    • Andy Warhol: Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.

    • Andy Warhol: Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art.

    • Andy Warhol: I am a deeply superficial person.