Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists: Andy Warhol.
DVD. approx. 24 min. Cetting to Know. 2007. $29.95.
K-Gr 6-ln this adaptation of one of Mike Venezia’s “Getting to Know” books, students are introduced to the life and art of Andy Warhol, a pop art icon. The production is animated, but also includes photographs and actual works of art. Mixing facts with humor, viewers learn about Warhol’s childhood in Pittsburgh, his stint as a commercial artist in New York City, and the path he pursued to become a super star by taking everyday objects and making people look at them in a different way through his art.
The fun animation and original background music combine to provide a fun but informative introduction to an important American artist. Students will want to seck out more of Warhol’s art and even try their hand at creating their own works of art from everyday items.
– Teresa Wittmann, Westgate Elementary School, Edmonds, WA
AUGUST 2007 School Library Journal