Andy Warhol, (1926-87). US painter and ‘underground’ film-maker. The son of Czechoslovak immigrants, Warhol began his career in commercial design. During the late 1950s he emerged as the best-known exponent of Pop Art, with his impersonal paintings of such commonplace objects as soup tins. Many of his later works are portraits of the rich and famous based on newspaper images. His experimental films include the seven-hour-long Chelsea Girls (1966), Trash (1970), and Flesh (1971).