Keith Haring Biography

Keith Haring was born to Joan and Allen Haring on May 4, 1958. Keith Haring grew up in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, and was the oldest of four brothers and sisters. Haring's artistic talents were quite evident from a very early age.

He attended art school in Pittsburgh, intending at first to become a cartoonist. But after dropping out and moving to New York at the age of 20, the style he eventually adopted more closely resembled "droodles," the idea of 1950s humorist and writer Roger Price, wherein childlike drawings, naive and hip all at once, are used to create visual puns.

Haring Haring was know as a workaholic, like Andy Warhol, and he created thousands of images, donating murals to children's hospitals and promoting AIDS awareness. The artist, Keith Haring, died of AIDS in 1990, at the age of 31. Despite his short life, Keith made a big impression in the Art world and his artwork is collected and displayed throught out the world.