James Warhola was first inspired to be an illustrator as a five-year-old watching his uncle illustrate shoes. His uncle, a successful illustrator himself, went on to become the most influential artist of the 20th century: Pop artist, Andy Warhol. Recognizing his nephew’s aspirations, Warhol showed him how to draw, silkscreen and stretch canvas. James and his brother assisted their uncle in his studio and many of Warhol’s early paintings, now hanging in museums, were originally stretched by his two young nephews.
Warhola created two picture books about his uncle: “Uncle Andy’s,” and “Uncle Andy’s Cats.” Both attracted great notoriety as they showed a personal side of Warhol.
Upon requests, James Warhola does silkscreen portrait commissions as well as lectures on Warhol.