This engaging biography of pop artist Andy Warhol begins in the 1930s with a sickly boy who was teased and bullied but found an escape in art. The more he practiced, the more others recognized his talents. He became successful in commercial art as an illustrator immediately out of college in 1949. Warhol’s mother’s love and support were critical elements in his success. In 1962 one of his friends suggested he “paint something so familiar that nobody even notices it...Something like a Campbell’s Soup can”. Portraits of movie stars cemented his success in fine arts. Soon he was as well known as the celebrities he painted. A timeline of Warhol’s life accompanies the text.
Recommended by Beth Yankey, Librarian, Virginia