ARTIST BIO BLURB: Andy Warhol was born on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His parents were Ondrej Warhola and Julia Warhola. Both of his parents were Slovakian immigrants. At the age of eight years old, Andy contracted Chorea (also known as St. Vitus's Dance) which can be rare and sometimes fatal. This disease affects your nervous system and left Warhol bedridden for months.
Andy's mother, Julia, was a skillful artist. During his months of being bedridden, she decided to give him some drawing lessons. This is when Andy Warhol found his passion for art. He grew in his artistic ability and went to different schools for his lessons. Starting as a bedridden boy, he is one of the most famous artist today known for his pop art.