Ben huang's 2 d studio art presentation due on december 3rd.
Biography Born on May 4, 1958 in Reading, Pennsylvania. Died on February 16, 1990. Grew up with his mother and father who was a cartoonist. From 1976 to 1978 he studied commercial arts at The Ivy School of Professional Art in Pittsburgh. In 1978, lost interest in commercial arts and switched to fine arts. At age 19, he moved to New York City. New York City’s graffiti art inspired him. He then studied at the School of Visual Arts. First became known by drawing with chalk in the subway stations. This is where his “Radiant Baby” first developed as a symbol for Haring. By 1982, Keith was well known amongst other artists and had friends like Futura 2000, Kenny Scharf, and Madonna. Became internationally known when he visited Australia and painted the walls of Melbourne. 1985- Haring started to paint canvas. Openly gay. Died of AIDS-related complications.
Radiant Baby Keith Haring’s first and most famous symbol. Will be first known because of this. First appeared in the subways of New York City.
Chalk Art in Subway Keith Haring’s initial start for his famous drawings. Started in subways with chalk.
International Recognition Keith received his first international recognition in Australia. He painted a wall in Melbourne.
A mix of cartoon and grafitti You can see the mix of cartoon and grafitti art in many of Keith’s drawing. Here is one example.
Andy Mouse The other well- known symbol from Keith was the “Andy Mouse”.
Canvas Art As Keith became internationally known, he started doing canvas art. Remained the same style but just used canvas art.
World of Fashion Keith Haring not only did canvas art and chalk art, he also designed many clothing patterns and fashion designs. Here is Madonna wearing a jacket with Haring’s design printed on it.
Modern World Influence Keith is still celebrated by companies like Macy. Obey, a cloth brand (one of my personal favorites) just celebrated Haring’s designs.