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Andy Warhol, Campbell’s Soup Can (Tomato), 1962

Most artists will tell you that they find inspiration all around them…and this summer, you can, too! If you live in Chicago, Florida, or California, Scholastic Awards alum Andy Warhol’s iconic Campbell’s Soup Can (Tomato) will be on display in a very public place near you.  In fact, this painting and 57 others, chosen by fellow Americans, will appear all across America—for August only—for free! What a way to celebrate what would be the 86th birthday of Andy. Read More

Joseph Fitzpatrick teaching at his Saturday art class at the Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh. (Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Online).

Teachers play a critical role in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. One teacher who impacted the lives of his students was art teacher Joseph Fitzpatrick of Pittsburgh, PA.

Joseph Fitzpatrick was a well-known local artist who taught art classes in high school and extracurricular weekend art classes at the Carnegie Institute. Many of his students would go on to become well-known artists: students and past Scholastic Award winners included Philip Pearlstein, Mel Bochner and Andy Warhol. Read More