Andy was born in Pennsylvania to Ondrej (aka Andrej) and Julia Warhola. In 1949, he graduated from Carnegie Institute of. Technology and then left for New York City to seek. work as a commercial artist. By the mid-1950’s he had a flourishing career as a. commercial artist. In 1962, Warhol gave his first one-man show. His art. represented images taken unchanged from the. commercial environment around him – comic strips, movies, billboards, fast food, and grocery-store shelves. Coca-Cola 3 Bottles, Small Torn Campbell s Soup Can (Pepper Pot), 1962.