Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Birth Name: Andrew Warhola

Date of Birth: August 6, 1928

Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Death: February 22, 1987

Place of Death: New York City, New York

Ethnicity: Lemko/Rusyn-Slovak

Andy Warhol was an American artist, director, and producer. He was a leading figure in the visual art movement, pop art.

His parents, Julia Justína (Zavacka) and Andrej Varhola (anglicized as Andrew Warhola, Sr.), were working-class Lemko emigrants from Mikó (now called Miková), located in today’s northeastern Slovakia, part of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire.

The family was Byzantine Catholic.

The Lemkos are a small ethnic sub-group inhabiting the Carpathian Mountains, who also identify as Rusyn.

Sources: Andy Warhol on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

The Andy Warhol family album – http://www.warhola.com

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