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June 29, 2010

Keith Haring

Artist Keith Haring shown in his studio.

© AP Photo
Source: AP Images

"Keith Haring was born on May 4, 1958 in Reading, Pennsylvania, and was raised in nearby Kutztown, Pennsylvania. He developed a love for drawing at a very early age, learning basic cartooning skills from his father and from the popular culture around him. In 1978 Haring moved to New York City and enrolled in the School of Visual Arts.

"Between 1980 and 1985, Haring produced hundreds of public drawings in rapid rhythmic lines, sometimes creating as many as forty “subway drawings” in one day. Between 1980 and 1989, Haring achieved international recognition and participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions.

"Throughout his career, Haring devoted much of his time to public works, which often carried social messages. He produced more than 50 public artworks between 1982 and 1989, in dozens of cities around the world, many of which were created for charities, hospitals, children’s day care centers and orphanages." (Official Keith Haring website)

The Visual Resources Center has a new video "The universe of Keith Haring" (VIDEO-D N 6537 .H37 U55 2008) by Christina Clausen. Also check the AAEL VRC image database and ARTstor for images of and by Haring.

Posted by verdiyan at June 29, 2010 11:00 AM


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