Best known as the artist who painted the Campbell’s Soup Can, Andy Warhol was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. He was one of the leaders of the pop art movement in the United States. He examined and responded to what were considered popular and commercial cultural objects of the day, which included celebrities. As a matter of fact, Warhol loved celebrities and associated with numbers of them. In his work he used comic books, soup cans, celebrities, and the mass media to challenge the ideas of fine art.
Warhol was an artist of a number of genres, he was a filmmaker, painter, music producer, commercial designer and illustrator, a photographer, an author, a magazine publisher, and a fashion model. He had a creativity that was legendary in his day. In his lifetime he had made himself a cultural icon, as famous as many of the celebrities in his works. Warhol had an enormous effect on future generations of artists.