Andy Warhol Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

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Andy Warhol Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 74 kg
Date of Birth August 6, 1928
Zodiac Sign Leo
Eye Color Blue

Andy Warhol was an American artist, film director, and producer who was a central figure in the Pop Art movement the emerged in the U.S. during the 1960s. His iconic artworks include Campbell’s Soup Cans, Marilyn Diptych, Mao, Eight Elvises, and several others.

Born Name

Andrew Warhola

Nick Name

Andy Warhol, Drella

American artist Andy Warhol as seen in November 1975
American artist Andy Warhol as seen in November 1975 (Mondadori Publishers / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Age

Andy was born on August 6, 1928.

Died

Andy died in his sleep on February 22, 1987, while recovering from gallbladder surgery in New York City. He was 58 years old at that time.

Sun Sign

Leo

Born Place

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Nationality

American

 

Occupation

Artist, Film Director, Producer

Family

  • Father – Ondrej Warhola
  • Mother – Julia Zavacká
  • Siblings – Paul Warhola (Older Brother), John Warhola (Older Brother). He had another older sibling who died at a young age.

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm

Weight

74 kg or 163 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Andy had dated –

  1. Edward Wallowitch
  2. Rod La Rod
  3. BillyBoy*
  4. John Giorno
  5. Charles Lisanby
  6. Billy Name
  7. Jon Gould
  8. Jed Johnson
  9. Danny Williams
  10. Richard Rheem
Andy Warhol posing with his pet dog Archie in 1973
Andy Warhol posing with his pet dog Archie in 1973 (Jack Mitchell / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He had Lemko/Rusyn-Slovak ancestry.

Hair Color

Blonde

He went bald in his early 20s and used to wear platinum blonde wigs.

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Gay

Distinctive Features

  • Silver-colored wigs
Andy seen with President Jimmy Carter in June 1977
Andy seen with President Jimmy Carter in June 1977 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Andy Warhol Facts

  1. One of his most famous quotes was ‘In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.’
  2. He created the artwork for The Velvet Underground’s debut album, The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967). The design included a simple banana against a white background which could be peeled off like a sticker.
  3. Amongst his famous ‘superstars’ were Edie Sedgwick, Nico, Jackie Curtis, etc.
  4. His avant-garde film, Empire (1964) is a silent film with a static view of the Empire State Building for 8 straight hours. The movie was added to the United States Library of Congress National Film Registry due to its cultural significance.

Featured Image by Mondadori Publishers / Wikimedia / Public Domain

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