1928, Pittsburgh1987, New York

Biography

1928

Born on 6th of August in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as Andrew Warhola

1945-49

Studies design at the Carnegy Institute of Technology in Pittsburg Graduates in Painting and Design

1949

Moves to New York, where he works as a commercial artist

1952

First important solo exhibition at Hugo-Gallery in New York entitled „Fifteen Drawings Based on the Writings of Truman Capote“

1956

Group exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

1960

First artistic pictures

1962

Moves into „The Factory“, his studio Produces the first serigraphies Experiments with film and video First exhibition as a Pop Art artist

1968

Feminist activist Valerie Solanis, founder and sole member of SCUM, nearly kills him

1969

Foundation of “Interview” magazine

1978

Studies at the School of Visual Art, New York

1982

“Andy Warhol’s TV” runs on American cable TV

1986

His show „Andy Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes“ is on air for the first time on MTV

1987

Warhol dies in New York

1989

The MoMA shows a retrospective exhibition of his works