The life of Andy Warhol

Timeline created by sepayne
  • Born

    Andy Warhol grew up in Pittsburgh in South Oakland. He was the fourht child of Ondrej and Julia Varhola.
    Warhol's childhood home is shown in the included image.
  • Graduated high school

    Graduated high school
    Warhol graduated from Schenley High School in 1945. The exact date is not known.
  • Earned BFA

    Earned BFA
    Warhol earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design from the Carnegie Insitute of Technology, which is now Carnegie Mellon University. The exact date is not known.
  • Moved to NYC

    Moved to NYC
    Right after graduation, Warhol moved to Manhattan with a Carnegie classmate Philip Pearlstein.
  • First one-man art gallery

    First one-man art gallery
    The art gallery was held at Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles.
  • First solo pop exhibit in NYC

    First solo pop exhibit in NYC
    It took place at Eleanor Ward's Stable Gallery on 33 East 74th Street. The gallery ended Nov. 24, 1962.
  • Attempted murder

    Attempted murder
    Valerie Solanas shot Warhol and Mario Amaya, an art critic and curator, at Warhol's studio The Factory. Warhol was severely injured, but survived. This really limited those who were allowed into the studio, and put an end to The Factory days.
  • Mao Zedong exhibit

    Mao Zedong exhibit
    Warhol's Mao exhibit opened in Paris at the Musee Galleria.
  • Factory moves last time

    Factory moves last time
    Andy's favorite studio, The Factory, moved for the final time from 860 Broadway to an old Con Edison Factory on Madison Avenue between 32nd and 33rd Street. This was just an office building as no filming was being done at this point.
    The picture shows the previous location of The Factory.
  • Died

    After receiving a gallbladder surgery, Warhol died from a cardiac arrythmia in NYC.