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Keith Allen Haring (May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990) was an American artist and social activistwhose work responded to the New York Citystreet culture of the 1980s.
Haring's work was often heavily political and his imagery has become a widely recognized visual language of the 20th century.
Keith Haring was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on May 4, 1958. He was raised in Kutztown, Pennsylvania by his mother, Joane Haring, and father, Allen Haring, an engineer and amateur cartoonist.
He had three younger sisters, Kay, Karen and Kristen. Haring became interested in drawing and art at a very early age. He studied commercial art from 1976 to 1978 at Pittsburgh's Ivy School of Professional Art but lost interest in commercial art.
Haring quit school and moved to New York City in 1978 at age 19. Inspired by the city's burgeoning graffiti art scene, he enrolled in Manhattan's School of Visual Arts where he majored in Painting.