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Keith Haring

1958 - 1990

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Keith Allen Haring (May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990) was an American artist whose pop art emerged from the New York City graffiti subculture of the 1980s. His animated imagery has "become a widely recognized visual language". Much of his work includes sexual allusions that turned into social activism by using the images to advocate for safe sex and AIDS awareness. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Keith Haring has received more than 5,001,258 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Keith Haring is the 21st most popular artist (up from 25th in 2019), the 738th most popular biography from United States (up from 881st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Artist.

Keith Haring is most famous for his street art. He was also a New York-based artist who became a pop culture icon in the 1980s.

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Among artists, Keith Haring ranks 21 out of 78Before him are El Lissitzky, Käthe Kollwitz, Roy Lichtenstein, Luca Signorelli, Anders Zorn, and David Hockney. After him are Adolph Menzel, Kurt Schwitters, Josef Albers, Banksy, Émile Gallé, and Jeff Koons.

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Among people born in 1958, Keith Haring ranks 20Before him are Kate Bush, Prince, Marie Fredriksson, Anna Politkovskaya, Tim Robbins, and Jamie Lee Curtis. After him are Mehmet Ali Ağca, Lyudmila Putina, Ice-T, Jamal Khashoggi, Kevin Bacon, and Bruce Dickinson. Among people deceased in 1990, Keith Haring ranks 19Before him are Friedrich Dürrenmatt, John Bowlby, Pavel Cherenkov, Yun Posun, Sergei Parajanov, and Lê Đức Thọ. After him are Tunku Abdul Rahman, Miguel Muñoz, Robert Hofstadter, Boris Shcherbina, Lawrence Durrell, and Ilya Frank.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Keith Haring ranks 738 out of 18,182Before him are Kamehameha I (1758), Vivian Maier (1926), Gloria Swanson (1899), George Eastman (1854), Nellie Bly (1864), and George Cukor (1899). After him are David Fincher (1962), W. Edwards Deming (1900), Eliot Ness (1903), Gene Wilder (1933), Irving Fisher (1867), and Ryan O'Neal (1941).

Among ARTISTS In United States

Among artists born in United States, Keith Haring ranks 3Before him are Andy Warhol (1928) and Roy Lichtenstein (1923). After him are Jeff Koons (1955), Barnett Newman (1905), Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848), Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960), James Montgomery Flagg (1877), Dan Graham (1942), Vito Acconci (1940), Robert Indiana (1928), and Judy Chicago (1939).