Happy Birthday Andy! Kids celebrating at the Andy Monument in New York City.

Did you know that famed artist Andy Warhol won a Scholastic Art & Writing Award as a teenager? And did you know his birthday is August 6? We’ll be celebrating his special day, and we want you to join in on the fun! Share your Andy photos and facts with us as we fete this fabulous Scholastic Art & Writing Awards alum.

Warhol was born Andy Warhola on August 6, 1928, and received a Scholastic Award circa 1945. Andy would go to become one of the leading figures in the Pop Art movement. This August we commemorate the birth of this significant artist with special birthday wishes… from you! Share your photos of wishing Andy a happy birthday with us on Flickr. Get imaginative! Visit his work at a museum, check it out online, create your own Andy Warhol inspired artwork. And of course, don’t forget to share it with us. Know any interesting facts about him? Post them on our Facebook wall and share on twitter. When tweeting @artandwriting, make sure to use the hashtag #AWAndy so your tweet shows up on our website. Sharing Andy fun on tumblr? Tag your post AWAndy and we’ll re-blog it. Get creative as we celebrate the late artist who has far outlasted fifteen minutes of fame.


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