Andy Warhol was an American artist known for his contributions to the pop art scene in the 1960s. Some of his most famous works include series of portraits of movie stars like Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, as well as his paintings of Campbell's Soup cans and Coca-Cola bottles. Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1928. He studied art at Carnegie Mellon University before moving to New York to pursue his artistic career. In the 1950s, he worked as an advertising illustrator and began exhibiting his works in galleries. In 1962, Warhol held his first solo exhibition at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles, where he presented his series of Marilyn Monroe portraits, which immediately drew the attention of critics and the public. This series was followed by many others, including portraits of movie stars and famous musicians. Warhol was also known for his works on the theme of mass consumption, such as his paintings of Campbell's Soup cans and Coca-Cola bottles. In addition to his paintings, Warhol also made films, photographs, and collages. Warhol passed away in New York in 1987, leaving behind a rich artistic legacy that continues to fascinate and inspire artists around the world.