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William L. Callahan School Library: Grades 2, 3 & 4 - Toy Still Life


Andy Warhol Pop Art Toys

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Andy Warhol     Toy Painting Moon Explorer   1983      Andy Warhol  Toy Panda                                  1983


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Toy Painting   “Benz Racing Car"                                      Toy Painting  “Mechanical Terrier”

  The Toy paintings above were done by Andy Warhol  WHO IS HE?Andy Warhol, ‘Self-Portrait’ 1967

Andy Warhol was part of the pop art movement. He was born Andrew Warhola in 1928 in Pennsylvania. His parents were from a part of Europe that is now part of Slovakia. They moved to New York in the 1920s.

His first job was illustrating adverts in fashion magazines. Now is he known as one of the most influential artists who ever lived!


He is famous for exploring popular culture in his work. Popular culture is anything from Coca Cola to pop stars to the clothes people like to wear.Andy Warhol, ‘Black Bean’ 1968


He made a print of Campbell’s Soup – a popular brand of soup in the United States. He said he ate Campbell’s tomato soup every day for lunch for 20 years!                                                            Black Bean 1968                                                                   Andy Warhol, ‘The Films of Andy Warhol’ 1988


Warhol hung out with a group of actors, models and artists in New York city in the 1960s. Warhol's studio in New York City was called The Factory. This was a reference to the mass-produced nature of his artworks. He saw art as a product, the same as the clothes you wear and the food you eat.


 He loved Los Angeles, beauty and plastic, things that were modern and changed quickly, like the toys above.  If he was alive now, what do you think would inspire him. 

 Watch the video link below to learn more about POP art from Ellie


In this week’s assignment you  will creating a drawing of a favorite or special toy at your house.  Drawing from observation,  (This means look at the toy as you draw it), use the toy as your model, it does not need to be your toy, you could use the toy of a brother or sister.  Make sure to record as many details as you can?  Make sure you write your name on the project, and if you want to show the toy with your artwork when you send it in you can.  Feel free to use any art material you have in your house.  

Below are some examples of student drawings of their toys.


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