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Keith Haring

 (1958 - 1990)
Keith Haring was active/lived in New York, Pennsylvania.  Keith Haring is known for pop-modern graffiti, figure and genre painting.

Keith Haring

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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.

He 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  ...  Displaying 750 of 17642 characters.

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About  Keith Haring

Born:  1958 - Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Died:   1990 - New York City
Known for:  pop-modern graffiti, figure and genre painting