Andy Warhol

American artist, avant-garde film maker, writer and social figure, Andy Warhold needs little introduction.  Originally from Pittsburgh, Warhol moved to New York in the 1950s where he enjoyed a successful career as a commercial artist, winning several commendations from the Art Director's Club and the American Institute of Graphic Arts. His work was published in Vogue, the New Yorker and Glamour magazine.

In the 1960s Warhol began to make large paintings with silkscreen prints of famous products, including Campbell's Soup Cans and Coca Cola, in his Union Square studio 'The Factory'.   Warhol was one of the founding members of the American Pop Art movement, alongside Roy Lichtenstein and Jasper Johns.