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 3,897,722 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Keith Haring is the 25th most popular artist (up from 28th in 2019), the 882nd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,040th 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 25 out of 77Before him are Marina Abramović, Kurt Schwitters, Banksy, David Hockney, Josef Albers, and Adolph Menzel. After him are Émile Gallé, Ulay, Akira Yoshizawa, Bernt Notke, Edward Burne-Jones, and Méret Oppenheim.

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Among people born in 1958, Keith Haring ranks 22Before him are Alec Baldwin, Marie Fredriksson, Quique Setién, Tim Robbins, Bruce Dickinson, and Jamie Lee Curtis. After him are Ellen DeGeneres, Anna Politkovskaya, Jamal Khashoggi, Kevin Bacon, Boris Tadić, and Wong Kar-wai. Among people deceased in 1990, Keith Haring ranks 23Before him are Sergei Parajanov, Ilya Frank, Lê Đức Thọ, Boris Shcherbina, Miguel Muñoz, and Tunku Abdul Rahman. After him are Bruno Bettelheim, Patrick White, Barbara Stanwyck, Sandro Pertini, Robert Hofstadter, and Jacques Demy.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Keith Haring ranks 882 out of 15,968Before him are Charles H. Townes (1915), Sheldon Lee Glashow (1932), Jon Bon Jovi (1962), John J. Pershing (1860), Woody Harrelson (1961), and Michelle Obama (1964). After him are Roger Wolcott Sperry (1913), Martin Seligman (1942), Robert Rauschenberg (1925), Daniel Keyes (1927), Robert Solow (1924), and John L. Hall (1934).

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 Barnett Newman (1905), Jeff Koons (1955), Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960), Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848), James Montgomery Flagg (1877), Judy Chicago (1939), Vito Acconci (1940), Robert Indiana (1928), and Gilbert Baker (1951).