Andy Warhol Is widely known as one of the most important artists of pop art, and was commonly referred to as the ‘prince of pop’
Pop art itself started in the mid 1950s, with the majority being realistic renditions of everyday items. Warhol decided that he wanted to stray away from the commonly used pop art techniques and instead chose to use paint and canvas.
In 1961 he created one of his most recognizable pieces, the Campbell soup can, of which he made 32 paintings for each type of campbell soup.
Another of his most recognizable pieces is his portraits of Marilyn Monroe
Although he is most known for his paintings, throughout the 60’s Warhol made nearly 60 movies, his first being ‘Sleep’ which he made in 1963 to his last film, ‘Listen for traffic’ which was produced for children’s tv show, sesame street.