Born Andrew Warhola on August 6.
Enrolls in the department of painting and design at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, graduating four years later.
Receives the Martin B. Leisser Prize for his drawings on display at the Carnegie Institute’s Gallery of Fine Art.
Begins to experiment with the blotted-linedrawing technique.
Moves to New York, where he begins working as an illustrator for magazines such as Glamour and Mademoiselle. Changes his name to Andy Warhol.
Is wildly successful as an illustrator and receives a number of prizes for his work from institutions such as the Art Directors Club and the American Institute of Graphic Arts.
Has his first solo exhibition, Fifteen Drawings Based on the Writings of Truman Capote, at Hugo Gallery in New York.