Keith Haring

Artist & Social Activist Keith Haring

Profession: Artist & Social Activist

United States of America

Biography: Social activist and artist whose work responded to the New York City street culture of the 1980s by expressing concepts of birth, death, sexuality, and war, and was often heavily political.

Born: May 4, 1958
Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: February 16, 1990 (aged 31)
Cause of Death: AIDS

Historical Events

  • 1986-10-23 Artist Keith Haring commissioned to paint a mural on the Berlin wall by Checkpoint Charlie Museum 300 metres long

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