James Warhola

James Warhola

James Warhola was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1955. A large influence during his childhood was his artistic family, especially his famous uncle, Pop artist-Andy Warhol. From an early age of watching his uncle illustrate shoes, James wanted to be an illustrator. Like his uncle, he attended the famous Tam O’ Shanter art classes and graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1977. A move to New York City allowed him to hone his painting skills at the prestigious Art Students League and to freelance illustration and design work. He established himself as a highly sought after talent, illustrating over 300 book covers for the most popular writers of the day. He has since illustrated over 30 books, several of which he has written, as well. Warhola has been featured nationally on NPR’s Weekend Edition, All Things Considered, and Fresh Air. He splits his time between the Hudson Valley of New York and Baltimore, Maryland.

infused with lots of humor

Mike Sweeney interviews
James Warhola

 

Our art editor Mike Sweeney recently had this exchange with James Warhola, featured artist for Issue #29. Here’s what he had to say about his work, the use of humor in art, and the influence of his family on his development…Read more

ART ISSUE #29

Original Illustrations

By James Warhola
 
 

James Warhola was inspired to become an illustrator from a young age from watching his uncle, renowned Pop artist Andy Warhol, illustrate shoes…
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