(1958 - 1990)
Keith Haring was active/lived in New York, Pennsylvania. Keith Haring is known for pop-modern graffiti, figure and genre painting.
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Born in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, Keith Haring became known for graffiti art
and cartoon art and became a leading figure in the New York
contemporary art world of the second half of the 20th century.
was raised in Kutztown and then after high school, moved to Pittsburgh
and began to study commercial art. In 1978, he moved to New York City
and studied at the School of Visual Arts where he and artist Kenny
Scharf became companions.
Haring began to experiment with
graffiti, painting first on subway walls. He became known for his
complex, pandemonic, jigsaw -puzzle like paintings, intended to be
iconography of American life. Usually he would begin by making the
border around the work and then would g
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